IDOC investigates apparent inmate suicide

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IDOC news release

BOISE, Idaho, March 13, 2019 – The Idaho Department of Correction is investigating the apparent suicide of an Idaho Maximum Security Institution inmate.         

A correctional officer found Bowdrie Chatterton, 20, hanging in his cell at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday. Staff immediately initiated lifesaving  procedures and called 911. Ada County paramedics transported Chatterton to a Boise hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m.

Per IDOC policy regarding unattended inmate deaths in the South Boise Correctional Complex, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding Chatterton’s death.

Story published: 03/13/2019
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