Department of Public Safety Requests Investigation into Inmate Death


Officials with the Department of Public Safety have requested that law enforcement look into the cause of death of an inmate at Caledonia Correctional Institution.

A correctional sergeant found Charles Moss (0504341) unresponsive just before midnight Wednesday night. Correctional staff initiated CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and called EMS and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office. Attempts to resuscitate the inmate were not successful and EMS pronounced Moss deceased just before 1 a.m.

Preliminary indications are that the inmate may have been using a form of synthetic marijuana known as K2. An internal investigation has been launched. The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office will investigate. The State Bureau of Investigation also has been notified.

Moss, 38, was serving a 28-year sentence for second degree murder. He was convicted in Lincoln County in 2002.

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For additional information, please contact Pamela Walker with the Department of Public Safety’s Communications Office at or the phone number below.


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