Prison inmate commits suicide
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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE FROM DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS) -- Inmate Joseph Hollar #0187972 died Wednesday morning after an apparent suicide at New Hanover Correctional Center, a minimum-security state prison for men.

Shortly before 10:30, an inmate notified a correctional officer that Hollar was in distress in a dormitory bathroom.

The officer found Hollar unresponsive on the bathroom floor. Local EMS responded within minutes and determined the inmate was dead.

Investigators from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s department were on the scene.

Hollar, 48, was serving 2 years for driving while intoxicated and malicous conduct by a prisoner. His convictions are from Alamance County and he was scheduled for release in December.

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