ADC Press Releases
The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is pleased to announce that fugitive inmate Naomis A. Winfrey, 45, ADC #099755, was successfully apprehended without incident and returned to state custody. “ADC is grateful for the incredible partnership and effort by members of our Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force to quickly track down and apprehend inmate Winfrey and safely return him to state custody,” said ADC Director Charles L. Ryan. Task Force members, tracking Winfrey in a vehicle, conducted a traffic stop Wednesday evening shortly before 7:00 p.m. at the northbound Black Canyon Freeway access road and Highland Avenue in Phoenix. Task Force members converged on the vehicle and secured Winfrey. Winfrey is now in custody at ASPC-Phoenix and will likely face new criminal charges and additional time as a result of his actions.
Inmate Naomis A. Winfrey, ADC #099755, is at large and sought by authorities after he fled his Mesa home and cut off his electronic GPS monitoring device on Monday. His last known location was in the area of Price Road and Broadway in Tempe. Winfrey was paroled by the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency to home arrest, which began July 30. He was convicted in 1993 out of Pima County to 25 years to life for murder 1st degree, burglary 2nd degree and theft. He was admitted to ADC on August 16, 1993. ADC’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit, in coordination with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, is actively working to find Winfrey.
Inmate Cody R. Williams, 41, ADC #116387, died on August 20 from an apparent act of self-harm. ADC security personnel observed him alone and unresponsive in his cell. Responding staff immediately initiated first aid and took Williams to the medical facility, where he was pronounced deceased by Florence Fire in consultation with doctors.
The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) today released a new video on its Reentry Centers, which assist offenders who have been recently released from prison to successfully complete their period of community supervision.