The Department of Corrections today confirmed the death of Ronald Leslie Farrar, of Belfast, a prisoner of Maine State Prison.

Farrar died at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, according to a DOC press release. Consistent with the department's policy and the Attorney General’s Office protocols, the state police and the medical examiner were notified. Both are reviewing the death.

At this time of his death, Farrar, age 65, had served approximately five years of a 20-year sentence for gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. He received, on March 24, 2008, a straight 20-year sentence. He was scheduled to be released Sept. 18, 2025.