BURGAW, N.C. (WNCN) – An inmate at Pender Correctional Institution died in an apparent suicide early Wednesday morning, officials say.
Dennis Dickerson was found unresponsive in his cell just after 6 a.m.
Prison medical staff attempted to resuscitate Dickerson but the inmate died.
Dickerson was serving a nearly 7-year sentence after being convicted of being a habitual felon and on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.
He would have been released in July 2022.