Inmate Death at Terre Haute Penitentiary

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An inmate of the United State Penitentiary in Terre Haute has died, after staff attempted to save him.

According to officials, on November 23, corrections officers found inmate Patrick Fiametta-McConnell unresponsive in his cell. Staff called for medical assistance and began life-saving measures to revive McConnell.

He was then transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

McConnell was serving a 157 month sentence at the Terre Haute Penitentiary on multiple charges:

  • Carjacking and Aiding and Abetting
  • Interference with Commerce by Robbery and Aiding and Abetting
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

His sentencing was carried out by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and had been in custody at the Terre Haute facility since June 2018.

At this time, they have not determined the cause of his death.

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