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Male Inmate Dies At Bucks County Correctional Facility

The Bucks County Correctional Facility. Credit: Tom Sofield/

A male inmate at the Bucks County Correctional Facility died by apparent suicide early Tuesday.

Bucks County spokesperson Larry King confirmed the inmate in his early 30s was found dead at the Doylestown Township correctional facility.

Bucks County Detectives were investigating the apparent suicide to rule out foul play.

The county coroner was not immediately available for comment as of Wednesday evening.

According to Pennsylvania Department of Corrections data, the Bucks County Correctional Facility has had two deaths by suicide, two attempted suicides, and four non-suicide deaths between 2015 and 2018.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001