IDOC investigates apparent suicide of inmate

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Richard Damon Dominguez, IDOC #77801

The Idaho Department of Correction is investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at Idaho Maximum Security Institution.

At 6:16 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, a correctional officer found Richard Damon Dominguez, IDOC #77801, hanging in his cell.  IMSI staff immediately initiated resuscitation measures, which paramedics continued upon their arrival. Dominguez was pronounced dead at 6:56 p.m.

Dominguez was 38 years old (DOB: June 25, 1975). His criminal record included felony convictions for aggravated battery and assault/battery on certain personnel in Kootenai County. He was scheduled to be released on Feb. 16, 2025.

As IDOC does in response to all unattended deaths in the South Boise Correctional Complex, the department has asked the Ada County Sheriff’s Office for assistance with the investigation of the circumstances surrounding Dominguez’s death.

IMSI is a 402-bed, men’s maximum security prison south of Boise.

Story published: 04/24/2014
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