Female Hawaiian inmate Jessica Fortson is not rare. Prison and jail suicides are an epidemic in the US.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

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 Read More…

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
Prison Suicides & Deaths

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. Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…

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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) Read More…

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Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland Scheduled For Early Release May 27, 2018

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland has been schedued for early release on May 27, 2018. This information is now obvious from the website of the US Bureau of Prisons. The spokesman of the Bureau of Prisons, Justin Long, has also verified the release date but wouldn’t share more details, Hartford Courant reports. Former Gov. Rowland Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…