State Police investigate apparent suicide at Huron Valley women's prison in Pittsfield Township
A 34-year-old woman serving a 30-to-50-year sentence for murder was found dead in her cell with a plastic bag over her head this morning at the Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Pittsfield Township, the Detroit News reported.
Brandy Powell was found in her bed at 1:10 a.m., according to Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan, The News said. State Police are investigating.
The apparent suicide comes nearly two months after prison officials thwarted a suicide attempt by a woman who tried to hang herself. That attempt came after prison officials discovered a suicide pact among more than 10 inmates and brought in extra patrols.
On Oct. 8, 25-year-old Amber Marie McIntyre-Roden was found hanging by a sheet in her cell, The News said.