NC inmate dies in apparent suicide, officials say

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.

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