HAZELTON — An inmate at the high-security prison in Hazelton was found dead in his cell Sunday night.


David LeMaster, Executive Assistant for the Federal Correctional Complex Hazelton, said Paul Anderson, 54, was found on the floor of his cell at 9:08 p.m. by guards making their rounds.

Life saving measures were unsuccessful, LeMaster said, and local authorities pronounced him dead at 10:01 p.m. No other inmates or staff were injured, LeMaster said.

The FBI is investigating, and an autopsy will be done by the State Medical Examiner’s office. LeMaster would not comment on the cause of death, citing the ongoing investigation.

LeMaster declined to answer most questions but said Anderson shared the cell with another inmate and they were locked in the cell at the time.

He also said that correctional officers check on inmates on a regular basis, but he did not know how often or when the last check was made prior to Anderson being found.

Anderson came to Hazelton on April 23, 2013, to begin serving a12-year sentence for bank robbery in Tennessee.