RNJ News Department

Inmate dies at Morris County Correctional Facility

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Morris County) – An inmate died early Friday morning in the Morris County Correctional Facility, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said in a news release.

The inmate, who had been admitted to the Correctional Facility during the early morning hours of Thursday, was discovered this morning within his cell by staff members.

Medical aid was provided to the inmate without success, Knapp and Gannon said.

The identity of the inmate is not being released at this time, pending proper notifications to the decedent’s next of kin.

The investigation into the inmate’s death is being conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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By: Jay Edwards
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(Photo Credit: Morris County Sheriff’s Office)