ADC Press Releases

April 24, 2017

Inmate Jesse J. Arvizo, 27, ADC #241872, died on April 23 from an apparent act of self-harm. Staff observed him unresponsive in his assigned housing location and began performing life-saving measures until paramedics arrived. All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.

April 17, 2017

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Miguel A. Camacho, 39, ADC #167996, as a suspected homicide. Prison employees attempted life saving measures on inmate Camacho late Friday, April 14, upon observing him unresponsive at his assigned housing location. Responding paramedics pronounced inmate Camacho deceased shortly after 10:30 p.m.

February 15, 2017

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Apollo Ortega, 31, ADC #249551, as a potential homicide. Prison staff attempted life saving measures upon observing inmate Ortega unresponsive at his assigned housing location. Responding paramedics pronounced him dead on Monday, February 13.

February 9, 2017

A new program at the Maricopa Reentry Center is giving former prisoners a second chance. It's an intensive treatment program, aimed at helping ex-prisoners that are dealing with addiction problems -- based off of a program here in Pima County. The program also is aimed at reducing prison populations across the state, by trying to get people to not re-offend.

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