Inmate death under investigation

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BOISE, April 19, 2016  — The Idaho Department of Correction has asked the Ada County Sheriff’s Office to help investigate the death of an inmate at Idaho State Correctional Institution.

At 9:49 p.m. Sunday, the cellmate of Gabino Villa, IDOC #37083, alerted ISCI staff that Villa had collapsed and fallen out of bed. When staff arrived, they found Villa to be unresponsive. They called 911 and initiated life-saving procedures.

Villa died at 1:30 a.m. at a Boise hospital. Because correctional staff were not present when Villa became unresponsive, IDOC asked the Ada County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the incident. 

IDOC routinely asks the Ada County Sheriff’s Office to investigate all unattended deaths of offenders in the South Boise Correctional Complex. 

Villa’s criminal record includes convictions for one count of aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance and two counts of driving under the influence in Jerome County.

At the time of his death, Villa was serving a 5 to 20 (twenty) year sentence as a persistent violator for driving under the influence in Canyon County. Villa was scheduled to be eligible for parole on June 23, 2019.

ISCI is a 1,446-bed, medium-security men’s prison south of Boise. 

 

 

 

Story published: 04/19/2016
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