52-Year-Old Prisoner Found Hanging in Connecticut Jail

52-year-old Christopher Lyons of Simsbury inside his cell with a ligature tied around his neck

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NBCConnecticut.com

A 52-year-old inmate has been found hanged inside a Connecticut prison. 

The state Department of Correction says staff conducting a routine tour of the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield at about 6:30 a.m. Friday found Christopher Lyons of Simsbury inside his cell with a ligature tied around his neck.

The department did not say whether they believe the death was a suicide, but say Lyons was the only person in the cell.

Lyons had been at the prison since September 2015 and was serving a 3 ½-year sentence for possession of child pornography.

His body has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Farmington for an autopsy. State police are investigating.

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