Man found dead at Watertown correctional center

A man has been found dead inside a watertown correctional building, authorities said.

Authorities were called to the Watertown Correctional Facility shortly before 4 p.m.


The victim was found in a bedroom in the facility, which is located on a four-acre property in the city.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement from Watertown police.

Watertown Police Chief John Schaffer said the incident was not an isolated incident.

He said that, in the past, inmates have fallen and been injured in a facility that was in disrepair.

A police department spokesman said the investigation was ongoing.