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Inmate found dead in New Hanover Correctional Center

The apparent suicide was reported Wednesday morning. The apparent suicide was reported Wednesday morning.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - An inmate died in what prison officials say was an apparent suicide at the New Hanover Correctional Center Wednesday morning.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says inmate Joseph Hollar was found unresponsive in a bathroom around 10:30 Wednesday at the minimum-security prison. Emergency responders declared Hollar dead a short time later.

Hollar, 48, was serving a two year sentence for charges of driving while intoxicated and malicious conduct by a prisoner from Alamance County.  He was set to be released this December.

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