For Immediate Release
Posted: April 01, 2024

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Untimely Death at NH State Prison for Men

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces the investigation of a resident’s untimely death at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord.

Shortly after midnight, corrections officers were made aware of an unresponsive resident in a housing unit. Life-saving measures were immediately started, including calling for an ambulance, initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and retrieving an automated external defibrillator (AED). Live-saving measures were stopped after a valid do not resuscitate order was confirmed in the resident’s record.

The death is not considered suspicious; however, all aspects of the death remain under investigation.

Pursuant to standard protocol, the New Hampshire Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General and the Merrimack County Attorney’s Office have been notified.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 9:00 AM by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. No additional information is expected to be released until the resident’s next of kin are notified, and the autopsy is completed.