Investigation underway after offender death at Bertie Correctional

Published 5:24 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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WINDSOR – An offender here at Bertie Correctional Institution has died from injuries sustained as the result of an alleged assault by another offender on Friday, Jan. 12.

Rasheen Younger, age 44, died Sunday morning, Jan. 14, at an outside medical facility with family at his side.

The Windsor Police Department is investigating.

The North Carolina Department of Adult Correction is fully cooperating with the investigation and has launched an internal investigation.

Around 4:45 p.m. on Jan. 12, correctional officers discovered Younger unconscious. The prison’s medical team performed advanced lifesaving measures and EMS continued lifesaving measures as he was transported to a local hospital.

Preliminary information indicates that Younger was struck by another offender and fell backwards, hitting his head.

Younger was serving a 76-year sentence for a 1997 first-degree rape conviction in Pitt County. His projected release date was May 2, 2065.

He was housed in medium custody at the prison in Windsor.