Connecticut officials ID inmate who was restrained and died
NEW HAVEN — An inmate who was restrained at the New Haven Correctional Center and later died at a hospital has been identified.
The Hartford Courant reports that the Connecticut Department of Correction identified the inmate on Saturday as 30-year-old Carl Robert Talbot.
Talbot went to jail in September on misdemeanor charges and was released in January. He returned to jail Tuesday for violating the conditions of his release.
The corrections department says staff members restrained him in the jail’s medical center after he refused to leave the shower area on Thursday. Officials say he soon became unresponsive and officers performed lifesaving measures.
The corrections department is conducting an internal investigation and a lieutenant at the New Haven Correctional Center has been placed on administrative leave. The lieutenant has not been publicly identified.