Chesapeake inmate found hanging from bed sheet in cell

Posted at 1:43 PM, Apr 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-25 13:43:42-04

Chesapeake, Va.- Today, an inmate was pronounced dead after he was found hanging inside of his cell on Wednesday at the Chesapeake Correctional Center.

Deputies say they found the inmate hanging from a bed sheet. Staff performed CPR on the inmate until medics arrived on the scene.

He was then transported to the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Police are still investigating this incident.

No further details have been released.

NewsChannel 3 will bring you more updates as they become available.