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Notice of Resident Death at Correctional Treatment Facility

Friday, May 17, 2024

Notice of Resident Death at Correctional Treatment Facility

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, at approximately 8:13 am, D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) security personnel found resident Sincere Howard (23), of Washington, DC, unresponsive in his cell at the Correctional Treatment Facility. Immediate life-saving measures were performed by DOC staff and medical personnel. DC Fire and EMS also responded to continue life-saving efforts; however, Mr. Howard was pronounced dead at approximately 8:35 am.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death. The incident is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department and the DOC Office of Investigative Services.

The D.C. Department of Corrections is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for those in our custody and care.


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