The Department of Correction and Connecticut state police are investigating after an inmate died at the Enfield Correctional Institution Friday afternoon.
The Department of Correction says correctional staff responded to an unresponsive inmate around 3:1 1p.m. on Friday. The victim was believed to have been involved in an altercation with another inmate in the cell. Correctional and medical staff provided emergency and life saving measures and the victim was then transported to an outside medical facility. He was pronounced dead at 4:02 p.m.
The victim was identified as 53-year-old Charles Gattert of Prospect, CT. He was serving a six year sentence for risk of injury to a minor and had been incarcerated since Sept. 26, 2012.
The DOC says this was an isolated incident. State Police Central District Major Crimes detectives and the DOC are investigating. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of death.