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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

PG Correctional Center Announces Inmate Death


For immediate release:
February 25, 2009

For more information:
Michon H. Parker
Public Information Office
Prince George's County
Department of Corrections

Major Andrew J. Ellis
Commander, Office of Public Affairs
Prince George's County
Police Department


UPPER MARLBORO, MD - The Prince George's County Department of Corrections announced today that at approximately 3:30 a.m. Detainee Charles Cooper was found unresponsive in his cell. 

Resuscitation efforts were performed and Fire/EMS paramedics were called.  Cooper was transported to Prince George's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead February 25, 2009, at 5:04 a.m.

There was no evidence of trauma or foul play.  The death investigation is being conducted by the Prince George's County Police Department and cause of death will be determined by the state medical examiner. Cooper's next of kin has been notified.

Preliminary investigations indicate that Cooper was not suffering from any previously sustained injury or physical trauma. He was being housed in the educational unit where he was taking classes toward earning his high school diploma.

Cooper was being held on felony charges and awaiting trial. He had been in the facility since August 2008. 


(Posted 25 Feb  2009)

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