Alaska inmate dies in prison

    Kenai, Alaska (KINY) A prisoner hanged himself at the Wildwood Pretrial facility.

    Kendall Barrett, 33, died of injuries he suffered in a suicide attempt, prison officials said.

    The incident occurred earlier this month but was not reported until Monday by prison officials.  A spokeswoman said she was on leave when the incident happened and there was confusion on staff about who would handle death notifications of this nature.

    The death will be investigated by Alaska State Troopers and the state medical examiner.  There will also be an internal investigation conducted by the Department of Corrections.

     

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