GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Following inquiries from 8News, the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) has confirmed that two inmates died over the course of three days at Greensville Correctional Center.
On Saturday, Oct. 28, VADOC staff members were notified that an older male inmate had been found unresponsive in the infirmary. The man was later pronounced dead.
On Monday, Oct. 30, another male inmate was found unresponsive in his cell. According to authorities, lifesaving techniques were administered but he was pronounced dead.
“Both incidents are under investigation, and there is no other information available at this time,” a VADOC spokesperson told 8News.
Following further inquiry from 8News, VADOC confirmed that Greensville Correctional Center is currently on lockdown.
“A ‘lockdown’ status restricts the movement of inmates, providing the VADOC opportunities to keep people in place in order to do an effective search of the facility,” a VADOC spokesperson said.
Earlier this month, Virginia State Police announced they were investigating after an employee at Greensville Correctional Center was found dead in her car which was parked in the facility’s parking lot. A little over a week later, an inmate was found dead in his cell. 8News sources indicated the inmate had died of a fentanyl overdose.
This is a developing story, stay with 8News for updates.