Death of Massachusetts inmate being investigated
SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 72-year-old inmate at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley.
The Massachusetts Department of Correction says a correction officer on routine patrol discovered the severely injured inmate inside a cell at about 2 p.m. Tuesday. The inmate was pronounced dead about 35 minutes later after life saving measures were unsuccessful. The inmate was not identified.
The death is being investigated by the correction department, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police.
The Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center is located on 18 acres of land at the Shirley Correctional Complex.