PRESS RELEASE: Offender Dies at Washington State Penitentiary
Released March 19, 2015
WALLA WALLA — An offender unexpectedly died March 18 at the Washington State Penitentiary. As is standard procedure, the Department of Corrections is investigating the death.
At about 7:40 a.m. Michael Chadd Boysen, 28, had returned to his cell after a taking a shower when he lost consciousness. Staff attempted life–saving measures, but Boysen was pronounced dead at approximately 8:10 a.m.
Boysen had served 16 months of a life sentence without the possibility of parole for two King County first–degree murder convictions.