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CrimeDauphin County District Attorney proposes to change prison notification policy following inmate death

18:55  28 august  2019
18:55  28 august  2019 Source:   fox43.com

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Dauphin County Prison is a local adult detention facility, which has an average daily population of approximately 1000 and provides for the care, custody and Inmate work crews provide services to the community by assisting county agencies or municipalities with various projects, cleaning up litter

The Dauphin County District Attorney is elected to a four-year term as the chief law enforcement officer in the county . The District Attorney coordinates with the Victim/Witness Assistance Program to ensure that victims of crime have a strong voice in court.

DAUPHIN COUNTY -- Dauphin County Prison may be looking at some changes in its notification policy.

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This comes after 21-year-old Ty'rique Riley, an inmate at the prison became unconscious after a struggle with prison guards.

Details for the proposed policy change will be discussed in a board of prison inspectors meeting happening Wednesday, August 28th.

Riley died after a struggle with prison guards on June 26th. He died five days later.

Riley's family was not immediately notified about his death. They were notified 27 hours later.

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Dauphin County’s District Attorney Fran Chardo says that should have never happened.

“That was a failure on our part and it’s not something that the policy covers because it hasn’t happened very often in the past, never in my experience," said Fran Chardo, Dauphin County's District Attorney.

Chardo says when an inmate is booked, they are asked to provide emergency contact information.

In Riley’s case, they did not have that.

The prison’s notification policy does require it contact the criminal investigation division. It does not specify how fast it should be contacted.

"We’re going to rectify that. We’re going to come up with a strict time frame that if there is an emergency and we need to get a hold of someone, the criminal investigation division will be immediately notified."

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- The recent death of a Dauphin County inmate , 21-year-old Tyrique Riley has set protests in On Saturday, protestors lined up outside of Dauphin county prison to end abuse in the prison -- and Dauphin County District Attorney proposes to change prison notification policy after inmate dies.

Dauphin County Prison is in lock-down, as of 8:30 a.m. Saturday, when medical staff could not account for ten insulin needles. The lockdown will remain in effect until a thorough search of the prison has been conducted to ensure the safety and security of the inmates , prison employees and visitors.

Riley's family says they have not received autopsy results from the coroner's office or information as to what led to Ty'rique Riley's death.

Lawyers representing the family of Riley are now pursuing legal action.

The Prison Board monthly meeting will take place at 1:30 P.M. at the prison in Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

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