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.

Female Hawaiian inmate Jessica Fortson is not rare. Prison and jail suicides are an epidemic in the US.
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Were Hawaii Correctional Facility Deaths Actually Prison Suicides?

Hawaii ruled that the 10 prison inmates who died in correctional facilities since 2015 committed suicide. But prison advocates say this may not be the entire truth. State lawmakers have also questioned the circumstances surrounding the prison deaths. Ashley Gray is the last Hawaiian inmate whose death was ruled a suicide. Kat Brady, coordinator of […]

These are the inmates charged in the deadly attacks at Pasquotank Correctional Institution. From left to right: Jonathan Monk, Seth Frazier, Wisezah Buckman and Mikel Brady. N.C. DPS
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North Carolina’s Prisons May Never Release Info about Prison Killings

The Office of Special Investigations, a unit of North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety, stated it may not reveal details of what transpired in the deaths of five prison staff. The Department of Public Safety oversees and manages state prisons in North Carolina. It is headed by Secretary Erik Hooks. In April, prison guard Sgt. […]

Prison Suicide: Richard Tavera pictured with two kids in a family photo.
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Facts to Consider: Why Is Suicide On the Rise Among Georgia Prison Inmates?

Why is there such a spike in suicide rates in Georgia prisons? And why are many inmates in solitary confinements killing themselves? Georgia Prison Suicides Surpasses National Average As at November 9th, 13 inmates in Georgian state prisons had committed suicide in 2017 alone. One of them was on death row and two others were […]

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Cult Murderer Charles Manson’s Cause of Death Finally Released

Cult murderer Charles Manson’s death certificate has finally been released. It seems he and CDCR knew he was dying long before that final day arrived. Charlie Manson’s causes of death are listed as: Acute cardiac arrest Colon cancer Respiratory failure Further investigations revealed Charles Manson weighed only 127 pounds at the time of his death […]

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 […]