Inmate hangs himself in central Pa. prison

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of an inmate in central Pennsylvania who committed suicide in his cell.

Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamantoni told The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era on Tuesday (http://bit.ly/ZRwI8J ) that the inmate found dead Saturday was 28-year-old Matthew Wisniewski of Ephrata.

Investigators said he used a bed sheet to hang himself from an upper part of a bunk in his Lancaster County Prison cell. He was taken to a hospital and put on life support for a time before being declared brain dead.

Diamantoni says an autopsy was completed Monday and the death had been ruled a suicide.

Prison officials didn’t immediately comment on the death.

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Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com

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