Inmate serving life sentence at SCI-Camp Hill jumped to his death

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 18, 2018 6:39 AM

FILE PHOTO: A solitary corrections officer looks out from a tower at one corner of the state prison in Camp Hill. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Camp Hill) -- An inmate serving a life sentence for a 1989 murder jumped to his death from the second floor of a housing unit at a state prison in Cumberland County.

The state Department of Corrections says 70-year-old James Bailey died Monday of injuries suffered at the State Correctional Institute at Camp Hill.

He had been temporarily transferred there from a Greene County prison on January 9th.

Bailey pleaded guilty to murder in 1990 for the killing of 41-year-old Gloria Alton.

Investigators say she was shot in the head and repeatedly stabbed with a screwdriver. Police say the pair had briefly lived together.

State police are investigating Bailey's death.

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