CAMP HILL - State Correction Institution at Camp Hill Tuesday reported the death of an inmate – the second death at the prison in less than a month.
The prison said a corrections officer was performing a routine security check on a housing unit at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday when he discovered inmate Warren Pennick, 56, unresponsive in his cell.
The officer immediately called for assistance and began performing CPR until prison medical staff arrived, the prison said.
The inmate was pronounced dead at 5:06 a.m.
The official cause of death will be determined by the Cumberland County Coroner’s Office, and Pennsylvania State Police will investigate the death as a matter of policy, the prison said.
Pennick had been in prison since April 28 and was serving a 20- to 40-year sentence for third degree murder out of Montgomery County.
Pennick is the second inmate to be found unresponsive in a cell at SCI Camp Hill in less than a month.
The prison previously reported that Joseph Diorio, 33, was found dead at 4:20 a.m. May 14. Diorio had been found in his cell with a sheet around his neck, the prison said.
Diorio had only been in prison for five days before the incident after he was sentenced to 1 to 3 years for possession with intent to deliver in Philadelphia.