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Woman Found Dead In State Prison Cell

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Ada County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a woman at the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center. Just after midnight Thursday morning a correctional officer found Darcie Olsen unconscious in her cell. Idaho Department of Correction staff immediately initiated resuscitation measures and paramedics continued when they arrived on the scene. Olsen was pronounced dead just before 1am.

Olsen was 53 years old. Her criminal record included two felony convictions in Blaine County for driving under the influence. She was eligible to be considered for parole on June 15, 2014. Her full-term release date was June 14, 2019.

The Idaho Department of Corrections has asked the Ada County Sheriff’s Office for assistance with the investigation of the circumstances surrounding Olsen’s Death.

The Correctional Center is a 284 bed women’s treatment and transition facility.


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