USP Canaan Inmate Killed

The Times-Tribune reportsthat Ephraim Gorton, a 29-year-old inmate at USP Canaan (PA), died this morning after sustaining life-threatening injuries:

A federal inmate at a Wayne County prison died this morning after a fight with another inmate in a prison housing unit sent him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.[…]
Staff responded to the fight and separated the inmates, she said. The second inmate, who has not been named, was treated for minor injuries. No other inmates or staff members were injured.
The cause of Mr. Goitom’s death and most details about the fight are not being released as the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigates the incident, she said. The prison will remain on lockdown during the investigation.
Mr. Goitom was imprisoned for a federal drug offense in Connecticut. He had been scheduled to be released in 2032.


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