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10/24/2013

ICE detainee passes away at York County Prison

YORK, Pa. – A female citizen of Antigua in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away Wednesday at the York County Prison of an apparent suicide.

Tiombe Carlos, 34, was found unresponsive in her cell Wednesday. York County prison officials immediately contacted emergency services who attempted to revive her while heading to York Hospital. York Hospital pronounced her deceased at 10:13 p.m.

On June 21, 2012, an immigration judge ordered Carlos removed to Antigua.

ICE has notified the Antigua and Barbuda consulate. Consistent with ICE protocol, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have also been informed.

ICE takes incidents like this very seriously, and is undertaking a comprehensive agency-wide review of this detainee death. This review will be conducted by agency senior leadership to include Enforcement and Removal Operations, the Office of Detention Policy and Planning, the Office of Professional Responsibility and the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor.