Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Idaho Inmate Found Dead in State Prison Cell

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 11:08 AM

The Idaho Department of Correction is investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Idaho State Correctional Institution.

IDOC officials report that 55-year-old Calvin Dwight was found hanging in his cell Tuesday afternoon. ISCI medical staff attempted to resuscitate Dwight but the inmate was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Dwight, a Canyon County resident, was sentenced to three-and-a-half to seven years behind bars for possession of a controlled substance.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office has been called in to assist the investigation into Dwight's death.

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