Bureau of Prisons announces federal prisoner’s death in Lee County
A prisoner at a Southwest Virginia penitentiary is dead after being found unresponsive.
A report from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons said staff and EMS officials used life-saving measures on 33-year-old LaJohn Champion following the discovery at the USP Lee Max prison.
Champion was pronounced dead at a local hospital. He had been in custody in Lee County since February and was serving two years for a supervised release violation following an initial 3-year sentence for felony gun possession.