Camp Hill, PA – Acting Superintendent William Nicklow of the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill reported today that inmate Kenneth McLaughlin, 44, was found unresponsive in his cell on October 18, 2002, during staff rounds.  Emergency personnel were notified and CPR was administered until Penn State Life Lion EMS arrived.  Inmate McLaughlin was pronounced deceased at 6:51 a.m. 

In accordance with state policy, Pennsylvania State Police were notified and will conduct an investigation.  The official cause of death will be determined by the Cumberland County Coroner's Office.   

McLaughlin was serving a 8-to 20-year sentence for IDSI by Forcible Compulsion out of Mercer County.  He had been at SCI Camp Hill since August 27, 2020. 

The deceased's next-of-kin has been notified.

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