Inmate found dead at St. Albans Prison

1 min read

ST. ALBANS — Authorities are investigating the death of a man who had been jailed at Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans.

The man, a 35-year-old resident of Vermont, became unresponsive in the booking area at the facility at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Corrections staff provided emergency medical care and called first responders to the prison.

Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful, and the inmate was pronounced dead at Northwest State at 6:49 a.m. Sunday.

Following standard procedure, the Department of Corrections notified the Vermont State Police of the death at approximately 6:55 a.m.

Police say they responded to the facility to perform a death investigation.

Preliminary information obtained by VSP indicates the death is not suspicious, but the circumstances remain under investigation.

An autopsy including toxicology testing will be performed at the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police say they will release the individual’s name as the investigation progresses and following notification of next of kin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.