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Inmate Death Apparent Suicide

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Towson, MD — At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, detainee Cipisirono Cole was found unresponsive in his cell by correctional officers at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center in Baltimore and declared deceased shortly thereafter of an apparent suicide.

As with all detainees, Cole went through an extensive screening during his intake, including a mental health review. Cole exhibited no signs of suicidal tendencies and reported no mental health history.

Cole was housed in a single cell in protective custody at his request, which the department permits in high-profile cases.

The department’s Internal Investigative Division is continuing its investigation