ADC Press Releases

February 20, 2018

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Michael R. Arvizo, 31, ADC #159261, as a suspected homicide. ADC staff and responding paramedics attempted life saving measures on inmate Arvizo late Monday night when officers discovered him around 11:17 p.m. unresponsive in his assigned two-man cell at the SMU I Unit at ASPC-Eyman. He was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:02 a.m. Tuesday.

February 13, 2018

The Arizona Department of Corrections appreciates and values the comments and feedback it has received in recent days regarding sanitary napkin products provided to female inmates. Department personnel have accordingly reviewed the department’s current policy and practice.

February 13, 2018

Inmate Carlos J. Carrillo, 48, ADC #172834, died on February 12 from an apparent act of self-harm after staff conducting a check discovered him unconscious in his cell with a bed sheet tied around his neck. Responding staff attempted life-saving measures until the Florence Fire Department and paramedics arrived.

February 8, 2018

PHOENIX (Thursday, February 8, 2018) – Inmate Skyler B. Martin, ADC #317952, walked away from a supervised off-site work crew Thursday near the area of 2500 South 27th Avenue.

Martin, a minimum custody inmate housed at ASP-Phoenix West, was sentenced to 7.5 years out of Maricopa County for aggravated DUI.  He was admitted to ADC on April 11, 2017.

ADC has dispatched its chase teams and Fugitive Apprehension Units to find Martin.  The Phoenix Police Department is assisting in the search.

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