A correctional lieutenant has been placed on administrative leave following a death at the New Haven Correctional Center.
According to officials, around 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, an offender refused to leave the shower area.
After several attempts, responding staff members restrained the offender in the facility’s medical unit.
Officials said shortly thereafter, the offender became unresponsive and staff initiated lifesaving measures while calling emergency crews.
The offender was then taken to an emergency room where they were pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m.
Connecticut State Police are investigating while the Department of Correction is conducting an internal investigation as well.