Inmate found dead in cell at a Richland County area state prison

Inmate found dead in cell at Broad River Correctional Institution.
Broad River Correctional Institution
Broad River Correctional Institution(Gray)
Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 2:10 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 3:06 PM EDT
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RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) Inspector General’s office is investigating the death of an inmate at the Broad River Correctional Institution.

Correctional officers say 46-year-old Shon Edward Hilton was found dead in his cell. Investigators say he did not have a roommate and believe Hilton’s death was a suspected suicide.

An autopsy will be performed as Hilton’s case is looked into by the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, Richland County Coroner, and the SCDC Inspector General’s office.

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