FLORENCE (Tuesday, July 19) – Inmate Eric Hill, 51, ADCRR # 194221, died on July 19 when he was found unresponsive in his housing unit with injuries consistent with being involved in a physical altercation in his shared housing unit. Staff began conducting life-saving measures. Responding paramedics, in consultation with medical staff at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Tucson, declared Hill deceased. An investigation is currently being conducted by Criminal Investigators with ADCRR, and the department intends to fully pursue criminal prosecution of any suspect(s) identified to be involved in this case.
All inmate deaths are also investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.
Inmate Hill was admitted to ADCRR custody in 2008 after he was sentenced out of Pima County for First Degree Murder.
His assigned housing location was Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman.