LOUISVILLE, (WDRB) -- An inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections died of an apparent suicide early Monday morning.

That's according to Corrections Maj. Endora Davis.

Franklin T. Bolton, age 19 who was booked into Metro Corrections on Dec. 29, 2014 on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery possession of a controlled substance, promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and a probation violation hung himself in his cell with a bed sheet, Davis said.

Davis says the Louisville Metro Police's Public Integrity Unit is investigating, a standard procedure for any death in the jail, and Metro Corrections Professional Standards Unit is also reviewing the case.

Bolton was observed by Corrections staff at approximately 5:20 a.m., and was alert and in no apparent distress but was discovered hanging about 50 minutes later.

Staff performed CPR and Bolton was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:41 a.m.


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