LITTLE ROCK — State police are investigating the death of an inmate at a state Department of Community Correction facility in Texarkana.

LITTLE ROCK — State police are investigating the death of an inmate at a state Department of Community Correction facility in Texarkana.

Luther Bolen, 55, died Nov. 17, a day after using a sheet from his bed to hang himself from a shower, the department said Wednesday.

Bolen was taken to a Texarkana hospital after he was discovered by his roommate about 6 p.m. He died the next evening, DCC spokeswoman Rhonda Sharp said. Bolen was placed in the DCC’s Southwest Community Corrections Center in April following the revocation of his probation on a felony hot check violation in Jefferson County Circuit Court. He could have been considered for release as early as January, Sharp said.