Panamanian deportee dies in US  prison

The Immigration detention center
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A 27-YEAR-OLD Panamanian   awaiting  deportation  in a Southern Georgia, USA, prison became  the seventh person   to die this year  in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Jean Jimenez Joseph, reportedly committed suicide. He was found unconscious with a  blanket around his neck early Monday morning in his cell at the detention center in Lumpkin, said  officials.

Attempts to resuscitate him failed.  He was pronounced dead at Americus Hospital at 2:15 a.m.

The preliminary cause of death was determined as “self-inflicted strangulation,” ICE said.

Jimenez was found guilty on Jan. 5 in North Carolina of stealing a vehicle.

He was delivered to ICE on March 2 and the deportation process began.

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