CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - Corrections officers discovered an inmate had hanged himself in an isolation cell at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, prisons officials said.
Joshua Weldy, 33, was found early Thursday morning, said state prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Lyons. Prison staff is required to check on inmates in isolation once every half-hour, Lyons said.
Details of the death were under investigation, she said.
Weldy was not on suicide watch, Lyons said, but she did not know why he was placed in isolation.