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SPECIAL REPORT: Inmate took his own life after mental illness treatment needs went unmet

Vt Digger - - 12:58 pm Mon Jun 29th, 2015

At 7:38 p.m. on April 23, an employee at Southern State Correctional Facility sent an email blast from her phone. A 10-33, code for emergency, was called for an inmate who tried to commit suicide.

An ambulance rushed Patrick Fennessey to the Springfield Hospital, where a medical helicopter transferred him to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. But efforts to resuscitate the 34-year-old were unsuccessful.

Two days later, early on a Saturday evening, Fennessey died as a result of injuries from his attempt to hang himself.

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