Inmate commits suicide at Neuse Correctional Institution, officials say

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Joshua A. Biby

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – An inmate died in what North Carolina Public Safety officials said was an apparent suicide at a prison in Goldsboro on Wednesday.

Joshua A. Biby was found unresponsive in his cell at Neuse Correctional Institution around 6:10 a.m.

Despite life-saving measures being taken by local EMS and prison medical staff, Biby died at the prison at 6:37 a.m., the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said.

Law enforcement is investigating.

The Department of Public Safety said it is cooperating fully in the investigation.

Biby was seven years into a 15-year, 10-month sentence after being convicted of being a habitual felon.

He was eligible for parole in December 2024.

Neuse Correctional Institute is a 788-bed medium-security prison in Goldsboro.

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