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.

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Prison Suicides & Deaths

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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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 […]

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Prison Suicides & Deaths

Family of Inmate Who Died From Lithium Poisoning Files Lawsuit against Craven County Jail

Ashely Jones, stepsister of Christopher Lee Wetherington, who died from lithium poisoning at the Craven County jail is asking questions. In a tearful interview, Jones together with other family members want to know why jail authorities failed to provide appropriate medical care to him. They want to know why they were not notified earlier of […]

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Prison Suicides & Deaths

“Something Is Eating My Brain,” Ignored Prison Inmate, Marques Davis Dies

A 27-year-old Kansas prison inmate has died after complaining that “it feels like something is eating my brain.” Marques Davis was incarcerated at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. He was serving a 53-year sentence for aggravated battery and attempted murder. Davis mother, Shermaine Walker, is filing a lawsuit against Corizon Health employees for neglecting her son […]

Prison Suicides & Deaths

Bexar County Medical Examiner Identifies Man Found Dead on Monday

The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified the man found dead on Monday as 53-year-old Terry Fox.  According to authorities, Terry Fox was in jail for criminal trespass. He had been arrested on October. 5 of this year. While the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death, they have initially said that it looks […]

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Prison Suicides & Deaths

Inmate Convicted of Killing South Dakota Trooper Found Dead – Accidental Asphyxiation Likely Cause

In the Sioux Falls, South Dakota correctional system, an investigation is being conducted to confirm accidental asphyxiation is indeed the cause of death for inmate Wade Aikins, 54, was found Saturday morning in his cell at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. He was unresponsive. A short statement issued by South Dakota State News stated that […]

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Prison Suicides & Deaths

Unidentified Female Inmate Dies at North Carolina Jail after “Medical Distress”

An unidentified female inmate has died in hospital after developing “medical distress” at a North Carolina jail. The incident occurred at the Buncombe County Detention Center. The unnamed woman was brought to the jail on Friday after violating her probation. Correctional officers doing the rounds found the woman in medical distress inside her cell and […]

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Prison Suicides & Deaths

Georgia Valdosta State Prison Suspected Suicide under Investigation

Authorities are investigated circumstances under which an inmate died while incarcerated at Valdosta State Prison. The deceased is suspected to have committed suicide but investigations are underway to confirm the cause of death. The Department of Corrections confirmed the incident that took place at the prison with 10 General Population units. Prison medical staff had […]