Shin Chang-won, a convicted felon who committed various crimes including robbery and theft after escaping from prison, attempted suicide in prison yesterday 메이저놀이터(Nov. 21).
According to the Ministry of Justice today (Feb. 22), Shin attempted suicide in his cell at Daejeon Prison at around 8 p.m. yesterday.
He was later discovered by prison staff on duty and taken to a hospital for treatment.
“His life is not currently in danger due to the handling of the situation yesterday,” a Justice Ministry official told JTBC.
The ministry added that it was checking the facts as to why Shin had taken the extreme step.
Previously, Shin was sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter in a 1989 robbery.
While serving his sentence, Shin escaped from Busan Prison in 1997 and committed various crimes. He was recaptured in 1999 and remains incarcerated to this day.
In 2011, Shin attempted suicide and was left in critical condition.