Officials with the Vermont Department of Corrections say that an inmate at SCI Camp Hill prison facility in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, was found dead early Sunday morning from a medical condition.
HIPAA laws prevent that information from being disclosed, but Mike Touchette, Vermont Corrections Deputy Commissioner, says that the department feels that Brown was receiving care that was appropriate for his condition, but he did not comment further.
His next of kin and the victims of the crime have been notified.
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Roger Brown, of Brookline Vermont, had a year and a half left of his sentence at Camp Hill for three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child that was nine to 11 years old, of which he was convicted by a jury in Windham Superior Court in 2009. A child reported the abuse in 2007. He was scheduled to be released on April 6, of 2019.
It is important to note that inmates are supposed to be treated for any medical conditions that they might have before they are incarcerated, or that they might develop while incarcerated. It is unclear when Brown’s condition developed, but the fact that officials were aware of it makes it very likely that the condition was, in fact, being treated for it in some way.
According to the Vermont Defender General, Matt Valerio, his office will be conducting a review of the case in conjunction with the Department of Corrections Health Services Director, who will be conducting an administration and clinical review. Valerio has said that his office has no more information than what has been released at this time.