ISCI inmate dies of apparent suicide

BOISE, Oct. 24, 2016 — At the request of the Idaho Department of Correction, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent suicide of an Idaho State Correctional Institution inmate.

Correctional officers found Jerry Michael Cruz, 22, hanging in his cell on Oct. 13, 2016 at 2:13 p.m. They immediately initiated lifesaving measures. 

Ada County Paramedics rushed Cruz to a Boise hospital, where was declared dead on Saturday Oct. 22, 2016 at 10:03 p.m.   

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

Story published: 10/24/2016
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