The Maine Department of Corrections confirmed July 22 the anticipated death of a prisoner at the Maine State Prison. The prisoner’s death occurred approximately 3:45 p.m., July 22, 2017, at the Maine State Prison.

Consistent with the department policy and the Attorney General’s Office protocols, the state police and the medical examiner were notified. Both are reviewing the death.

At the time of his death, Charles L. Pettigrow, age 47, had served 14 months of his two-year sentence for two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer (Class C), concurrent with eluding an officer (also Class C).