Vermont prison inmate dies at midstate prison

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 18, 2017 5:09 PM

In this Tuesday, April 13, 2010 photo, a solitary corrections officer looks out from a tower at one corner of the state prison in Camp Hill, Pa. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is evaluating whether it needs to have officers constantly on tower duty, since security has been enhanced and only five of 27 state facilities even have towers due to changes in prison design. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Montpelier) -- A 62-year-old Vermont prison inmate has died at a Pennsylvania prison where he had been serving a 30- to 70-year sentence for maiming.

The Vermont Department of Corrections says that Herbert Rodgers died at about 11 a.m. Monday at a Harrisburg hospital.

Vermont officials say it appears Rodgers' death was "related to a medical issue."

Rodgers had been previously serving his sentence at a prison in Michigan. He moved to the state prison in Camp Hill, in June.

The Vermont Health Services director will conduct an administrative and clinical review of Rodgers' death.
In October, another Vermont inmate died at the Pennsylvania prison.

Vermont houses a number of inmates out-of-state as a way to alleviate overcrowding in the state's prisons.

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