BOISE, Idaho — The state Department of Correction says it is investigating what it calls the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution.
The department, in a release, says a corrections officer found 29-year-old Jason Boyd Ivey in his cell Friday afternoon.
The release says Ivey was pronounced dead Sunday at a Boise hospital.
His death is still under investigation.
Ivey is the second inmate to die at the Idaho Department of Correction in just under a week.
37-year-old Chancey Lee Baker died by an apparent suicide Tuesday.
Baker was facing accusations that he sexually abused a 10-year-old, and took part in kidnapping a woman and chaining her in a barn.
If you, or someone you know needs help, here’s a list of resources:
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Phone: (208) 398-4357
Veteran's Crisis Line:
Phone: 1 (800) 273-8255 (PRESS 1), or you can text: 838255 to get help from professionals, 24/7.
211 Idaho Careline:
Phone: Dial 211 or 1-800-926-2588
Phone: (888) 659-7510
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare:
Phone lists: https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs.aspx