Inmate at Boise women's prison dies; state prisons agency says possible suicide

February 7, 2014 

Investigators are describing the death of inmate Darcie Olsen as an "apparent suicide."

The Idaho Department of Correction sent out a release on the death Friday morning. According to IDOC, a correctional officer found Olsen unconscious in her cell at the South Boise Women's Correctional Center at 12:07 a.m. Thursday.

Staff and paramedics attempted to revive Olsen, but she was pronounced dead shortly before 1 a.m.

Olsen, 52, was serving time for two felony driving under the influence convictions in Blaine County. Her sentence was set to end in June 2019, but she could have been paroled as early as June 15 of this year.

IDOC has asked the Ada County Sheriff's Office to help investigate Olsen's death.

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