Inmate death, Oct. 19, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 19, 2014

An inmate passed away early Sunday morning at a local hospital, a day after he committed suicide in his cell at the Utah State Prison in Draper.

Allen Earl Davies, 67, was found hanging in his cell, which he occupied alone, about 2 a.m. Saturday. Officers and medical staff immediately gave Davies CPR and were able to regain a pulse. Davies was then transported to a hospital. He died at 2:17 a.m. Sunday. His body was turned over to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The Unified Police Department was notified Saturday of the incident and conducted an investigation, as is standard procedure.

Davies was convicted of sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony, in January 2002. He was sentenced to 1-to-15 years in prison. Davies was paroled in July 2006 but was returned to custody on a parole violation in April 2007. Davies was paroled a second time in June 2011 but a month later had his parole revoked and returned to prison. In June 2012, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole gave Davies a release date of 2019.

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