IDOC investigates inmate’s apparent suicide

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IDOC news release

BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 7, 2019 -- The Idaho Department of Correction is investigating the apparent suicide of an Idaho Maximum Security Institution inmate.

A correctional officer found John M. Cope, 59, IDOC #67579, hanging in his cell at 3:40 a.m., Aug. 31, 2019.

Cope was pronounced dead at 8:51 p.m., Sept. 6, 2019, at a Boise hospital.

Story published: 09/07/2019
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