BOISE — The Idaho Department of Correction is investigating the apparent suicide of an Idaho Maximum Security Institution inmate.
A correctional officer found Bowdrie Chatterton, 20, hanging in his cell at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday. Staff immediately initiated lifesaving procedures and called 911. Ada County paramedics transported Chatterton to a Boise hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:30 a.m.
Per IDOC policy regarding unattended inmate deaths in the South Boise Correctional Complex, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding Chatterton’s death.