Corrections official: Louisville inmate commits suicide

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville Metro Corrections official says a 19-year-old inmate has died as a result of suicide.

Corrections said in a statement that Franklin T. Bolton of Louisville was seen alert and in no apparent distress at about 5:20 a.m. EST Monday but was found hanging in his cell by a bed sheet less than an hour later. The Courier-Journal ( ) reports that corrections staff performed CPR and the man was taken to University of Louisville Hospital, where he died at 7:41 a.m.

Bolton was charged with multiple crimes, including kidnapping and robbery.

Corrections Maj. Endora Davis said the police department’s Public Integrity Unit is investigating the death, which is standard procedure for any death at the jail. Davis said Metro Corrections Professional Standards Unit is also reviewing the case.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,


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