Inmate dies at Maine State Prison
Warren — A 79-year-old Maine State Prison inmate has died.
The Department of Corrections said George Henry O'Connell of Franklin County died about 3 a.m. Feb. 21. His death is from natural causes, according to the Scott Fish of the Department of Corrections.
Consistent with the department policy and the Attorney General’s Office protocols, the State Police and the Medical Examiner were notified and are reviewing the death, according to a news release from the Department of Corrections.
O'Connell had served approximately four months of a 30-month sentence for unlawful sexual contact. On. Oct. 13, 2013, O'Connell was sentenced to eight years with all but 30-months suspended.
He was scheduled to be released March 11, 2016, then on probation until March 11, 2024.