WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officials announced an investigation is underway into the death of an inmate at Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
According to Mark Rockovich, director of correctional services, a 31-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell on July 31, around 10:00 p.m.
Rockovich states correctional officers attended to the unconscious man until on-site medical personnel arrived, taking the inmate to the local hospital.
The inmate was under medical care until Tuesday when the hospital pronounced him dead at 2:40 p.m.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the inmate’s death. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday for an official cause of death.