Updated at 11:42 a.m. on 4/28/15 to reflect that the inmate died Tuesday.
An inmate from the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield died Tuesday, five days after hanging himself inside the prison, the Vermont Department of Corrections said.
Vermont Department of Corrections
Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vt.
Patrick Fennessey, 32, had been hospitalized at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., since April 23, DOC Commissioner Andy Pallito said.
Fennseesy was serving a two-to-10-year sentence for burglary and unlawful trespass. His maximum release date is in 2019. His minimum passed in 2011.
Pallito said the incident has been referred to Vermont State Police. There are no indications of foul play, Pallito said. It has also been referred to the investigations unit of the Agency of Human Services, which can review any potential personnel problems inside the state's largest prison, and the Defender General's Office.
Fennessey was in general population and had a cellmate, the DOC said. He was not subject to checks given every 15 minutes for inmates believed to be suicide risks, Pallito said.