An inmate died following an altercation at the United States Prison in Canaan on Friday.
— An inmate died following an altercation at the United States Prison in Canaan on Friday.
According to Kim Straesser, public information officer for the prison, at around 10 a.m. an altercation happened between two inmates.
She said the altercation happened in a common area in a housing unit at the prison. The common area is surrounded by cells and is the area where inmates are together.
Ephiram Goitom, 29, from Connecticut, was the inmate who was killed. She said he was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead.
The other inmate, whose name was not released, was treated for minor injuries.
Straesser said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the case. Any further information about the matter will be released by the FBI.
No other inmates or staff were injured during the altercation.
Goitom was in prison on drug and weapons related charges.