LANSING, Kan. – Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) resident Darionce Terrell Charles-Lott died Saturday night, November 25, 2023, at the facility.
Charles-Lott was found unresponsive in his cell with no pulse.
Life-saving measures were administered. He was transported to the facility clinic where he later died.
The cause of death is pending further investigation and the results of an independent autopsy.
Per protocol, when a resident dies in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), the death is under investigation by the KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The investigation is currently ongoing.
Charles-Lott, 29, was serving a 172-month sentence from Wyandotte County for one count of Aggravated Battery with Intent for Bodily Harm and was admitted to the facility on November 1, 2011.
The Lansing Correctional Facility, formerly the Kansas State Penitentiary, opened in 1867. The facility serves only males and maintains maximum and medium units totaling 1,920 beds and a 512-bed minimum security unit.