April 5, 2018 | Nina Feldman | WHYY Public Radio
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is under pressure to act after five inmates at Graterford Prison have died by suicide in the last three months.
“This is not ordinary, this many incidents and this short a time,” said Pennsylvania DOC Secretary John Wetzel.
The latest inmate, 58-year-old Roland Alston, died by suicide last week at the Montgomery County facility where Alston had been serving a life sentence since 1984.
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