An inmate mops the floor of a restricted housing unit at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton. Tony J. Davis, a prisoner in restricted housing at Lanesboro, committed suicide in April. Prisoner advocates note that inmates in segregated housing are supposed to be closely monitored by staff - and question why inmates have been able to kill themselves in such units. Davis was one of four N.C. inmates who killed themselves in a 16-day stretch this year.
An inmate mops the floor of a restricted housing unit at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton. Tony J. Davis, a prisoner in restricted housing at Lanesboro, committed suicide in April. Prisoner advocates note that inmates in segregated housing are supposed to be closely monitored by staff - and question why inmates have been able to kill themselves in such units. Davis was one of four N.C. inmates who killed themselves in a 16-day stretch this year. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
An inmate mops the floor of a restricted housing unit at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton. Tony J. Davis, a prisoner in restricted housing at Lanesboro, committed suicide in April. Prisoner advocates note that inmates in segregated housing are supposed to be closely monitored by staff - and question why inmates have been able to kill themselves in such units. Davis was one of four N.C. inmates who killed themselves in a 16-day stretch this year. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Spate of inmate suicides hits North Carolina prisons

May 17, 2016 05:07 PM