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  • No service for guard cards (see Governor Lamont’s Executive Order changes to licensing requirements HERE )- 4/30/2020
  • Individuals will be asked to wait outside until called into the building- 4/30/2020

Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
July 23, 2009




On Wednesday 07/22/09 at 2:30 p.m. State Police Troop E responded to the York Correctional Institute located at 201 West Main St. Niantic, Ct.  for a report of an inmate that was found unconscious in her cell.

The inmate was found by Department of Corrections officers conducting regular cell checks. She was provided emergency care at the scene and was transported by ambulance to L&M  Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

State Police identified the inmate as Cheryl Thrall, age 37 of Waterbury. She was being held on Burglary charge.  Thrall appeared to have hung herself in her cell. She was the lone occupant in the cell in which she was found. 

State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squads Detectives processed the scene and conducted the investigation into this death. Initial reports indicate no evidence of criminal activity.  The deceased inmate was be transported to the Office of the Chief States Medical Examiner in Farmington where a post mortem examination will be conducted to determine manner and cause of death.

Case investigation continuing



Lt. J. Paul Vance