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08/19/2019

SCI Greene Reports Inmate Death

Waynesburg, PA Superintendent Robert D. Gilmore reports the death of an inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Greene.

Employees were conducting security rounds on a housing unit the evening of August 18, 2019, when an officer discovered inmate Jake Wesley, 51, unresponsive in his cell at approximately 11:30 p.m. Staff and medical personnel immediately responded to the scene.

The inmate was pronounced dead by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.

In accordance with state policy, State Police were notified and will conduct an investigation.  The official cause of death will be determined by the Greene County Coroner's Office.

Wesley was serving a life sentence for 1st degree murder out of Allegheny County.  He was committed to the Department of Corrections on March 13, 1996, and had been at SCI Greene since that time. 

The inmate's next-of-kin has been notified.

Media contact: Tracy Shawley, SCI Greene PIO, 724-852-2902

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