ADC Press Releases

August 8, 2017

Inmate Jonathan D. Wilson, 31, ADC #207769, died on August 7 after staff observed him unresponsive in his cell from an apparent act of self-harm. All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.

June 20, 2017

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Jeffrey T. Jensen, 37, ADC #242484, as a suspected homicide. All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner's office. ADC’s Criminal Investigations Unit has uncovered some leads, and the investigation is continuing.

June 19, 2017

Criminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Richard O. Slaughter, 49, ADC #219254, as a suspected homicide. Red Rock Correctional Center staff observed inmate Slaughter lying unconscious in his assigned housing location on June 2. After an assessment by medical staff and responding paramedics, inmate Slaughter was transported off-site to Maricopa Medical Center for treatment of visible head injuries from suspected blunt force trauma. He was later placed at Curahealth Hospital, where he died on June 16.

May 15, 2017

Inmate Dean L. Mills, 61, ADC #284401, died on May 13 from an apparent act of self-harm. Staff observed him unresponsive in his assigned housing location and conducted life-saving measures until paramedics arrived. All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.

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