Bellefonte, PA – B. Salamon, superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, reported that inmate Evan Davis, 32, has passed away. On June 11, 2024, inmate Davis was in the gym playing basketball when he collapsed. Prison staff and medical personnel immediately responded to the scene and provided life-saving measures. EMS arrived and advanced life support measures were continued. Davis succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m.

Evans was serving a 4-to-8-year sentence for Drug Manufacture/Sale/Delivery on an Allegheny County conviction. He had been at SCI Rockview since March 16, 2022.

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 Centre County Coroner’s Office.

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

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