Friday, January 13th, 2017

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon confirm the death of an inmate earlier this morning at the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morris Township.

Morris Prosecutor: Authorities Confirm Inmate Fatality at the Morris County Correctional Facility          The inmate, who had been admitted to the Correctional Facility during the early morning hours of January 12, was discovered this morning within his cell by staff members.  Medical aid was rendered without success.

The investigation into this incident is being conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

This investigation is ongoing, and the cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Morris County Medical Examiner.  The identity of the decedent is not being released at this time, pending proper notifications to the decedent’s next of kin.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Paul Merkler at [email protected] or 973-285-6215.