A 32 year-old prisoner managed to do what sounds almost impossible — hanging himself using a mask given to him for his own protection.
The prison located in Montville had distributed the masks in an attempt to help control the spread of COVID-19. 1,300 of their prisoners have tested positive and 7 died from the disease while incarcerated.
Daniel Ocasio, the deceased, managed to craft a ligature out of a mask. He was found with the cloth mask tied around his neck. Guards were too late in finding Ocasio to offer any help.
After being transfered to the Medical Examine’s Office, his death was determined to be suicide by hanging.
An investigation is underway.