DOC inmate found dead this morning


Guam – An inmate at the Department of Corrections Mangilao compound was discovered dead in his cell this morning.

The inmate whose identity has not been released was housed in Post 3, and was allegedly alive at 530 this morning. However 30 minutes later DOC Director Tony Lamorena states the inmate was discovered unresponsive by DOC Officers.

“He was housed at our medical facility, he was getting medical treatment, he was in the cell by himself. Nurse was immediately called, Guam fire was called, GPD was called,” explained Lamorena.

According to Lamorena, a DOC-GMH physician assessed the inmate at the scene and declared the inmate deceased, further stating that preliminary reports suggests that the inmate died of natural causes. The scene was released and cleared by GPD.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.