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PRESS RELEASE: Monroe Correctional Complex Investigating Inmate Death

Released September 30, 2016

Contact Jeremy Barclay , (360) 515-6661

DOC Communications

MONROE — The Department of Corrections is investigating the death of Michael D Bryant, 30, an inmate in confinement at the Special Offender Unit of Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC). Initial response indicates the death was a result of an apparent suicide and a full review will be completed of the circumstances/incident.

Mr. Bryant was found unresponsive at approximately 7:00 am on Friday, September 30, 2016. He was unconscious and not breathing, and prison staff began providing lifesaving measures, including a call to 911. Local paramedics pronounced him dead at 7:29 am.

DOC officials have contacted local law enforcement and the county coroner’s office. Monroe Correctional Complex’s Intelligence and Investigations unit, along with local law enforcement, are investigating the matter.

Mr. Michael D Bryant began serving an 18 year sentence on October 22, 2004 with the most serious offenses being Arson and Assault as his crimes of conviction out of Lewis County.

Monroe Correctional Complex is located near Monroe and houses approximately 2,400 male inmates.