The US has some of the highest prison suicide rates in the world. And, mysterious deaths in prisons happen quite frequently. We keep you informed of prison deaths and suicide epidemics troubling prison loved ones across the country.

A man who was under arrest in Westland died after having some kind of medical emergency while in police custody - and police at the jail ignored him, his former inmate claims.
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Former Inmate Accuses Police of Letting Man Die in Cell Hours after Arrest (Video)

An unnamed former inmate at the Westland Police Department has accused the police of insensitivity. A man died in jail Sunday evening just hours after being arrested. Thirty-five-year-old William Marshall was arrested for DUI on Sunday. He died later that night after experiencing seizures. The anonymous source said police ignored Marshall as he groped on […]

Excited Delirium Syndrome is a very controversial condition some say doesn't even exist.
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Most Inmate Deaths in Missouri Prisons Remain Unresolved to This Day

Investigating and getting to the roots of inmate deaths in Missouri prisons is almost impossible. This is because of the shroud of mystery surrounding every death incident. Missouri Inmate Michael Lorenzo King: 2011 And the fact that local police are not always called in to investigate prison deaths – the prison authorities do their own internal […]

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Charles Manson Dead: How CDCR Deals with Sick Inmates

How does California deal with sick inmates such as Charles Manson? Initially, people who are in prison have a health service made up of doctors, nurses and therapists – but what do they really do with sick inmates like charles manson . When an inmate worrisome symptoms, he (in the same circumstance of Charles Manson) […]

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Manatee County Jail Inmate Hangs Self on Same Day He Was Booked For Parole Violation

Spencer Wade Cavey was booked into the Manatee County Jail on November 8 for parole violations. Correctional officers found him hanging by a sheet in his cell, but still alive. He was rushed off to the hospital but gave up the ghost on November 12 – four days after his arrest. Cavey Attempted Suicide on […]

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Prison Litigation Seeks $100,000 Damages for Wrongful Death of Inmate at Luzerne County Jail

The Luzerne County Council is gearing up to cough up over $100,000 in settlement for a suicide in its jail. Catherine Marie Jones Miller brought the suit against the county for the December 2012 death of her son Gary Allen Jones. This is one out of the many litigations brought against the county of which […]

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Charleston County Deputy Sheriff Finds Inmate Dead

CHARLESTON, SC – An inmate was found dead in his cell on Saturday morning in Charleston County Jail.  The motionless body of Ronald Bernard Norman was found early in the morning a few minutes past 6:00 a.m. Authorities confirmed that the inmate comes from North Charleston. Authorities confirmed that the man was found dead in […]

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48 Year Old Dies in Federal Detention Center

Oklahoma City, OK: – Circumstances under which a 48 year old man died in a federal detention center still remain unclear several days after his death. The lifeless body of Darius Ghahary was found at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. The US department of justice confirmed the incidence and said investigations are underway […]

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Financial Settlement Reached in Erie County Prison Inmate Suicide Case

The federal civil rights lawsuit concerning the 2014 suicide of an inmate at Erie County Prison, Pennsylvania has made some strides. The county and Wexford Health Sources Inc, the medical contractor of the prison, have agreed to a financial settlement with Mason Murzynski’s family. Erie County Prison Inmate’s Family Settles with County and Wexford Health Sources […]

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Woman Commits Suicide in her Colorado Jail Cell

Garfield County sheriff’s office has confirmed an incidence where a 34-year old woman committed suicide in her Colorado jail cell. She hanged herself using her Thermal underwear. Authorities are investigating circumstances under which she took her own life while alone in the cell. The last suicide incidence at the facility occurred in 2009 when a […]

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SCI Camp Hill Inmate Found Dead Sunday Morning from Apparent Medical Condition

Officials with the Vermont Department of Corrections say that an inmate at SCI Camp Hill prison facility in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, was found dead early Sunday morning from a medical condition. Roger Brown, 68, appears to have died as a result of an ongoing medical condition, but officials would not comment on what that condition […]