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Notice of Resident Death at the Central Detention Facility

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Notice of Resident Death at Central Detention Facility

The DC Department of Corrections is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the men and women in our custody and care. On Thursday, July 20, 2023, Department of Corrections (DOC) personnel found resident Marktwan Hargraves (24), a Maryland resident, unresponsive at the Central Detention Facility.

DOC staff and medical personnel performed life-saving measures, which included administering NARCAN doses and CPR. Fire and Emergency Management Services (FEMS) also responded on scene to continue life-saving efforts. The inmate was subsequently pronounced dead at approximately 2:32 am. The incident is currently under investigation by both the Metropolitan Police Department and DOC. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) will also be conducting an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death, which are currently undetermined. Mr. Hargraves’s next of kin has been notified. Our condolences are with Mr. Hargraves’s family during this difficult time.

Setareh Yelle, Communications Director; [email protected],  202-710-8070

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