CCA – Deaths while in custody (prisoners) or on duty (staff)

Here is some very somber information that has come our way via the Human Rights Defense Center.  This is a chronological list of those who have died at a Corrections Corporation of America Facility. This list illustrates the fact that privately operated corrections facilities are dangerous and not an appropriate option for New Hampshire.

As of May 15, 2013, the following have died:



Delbert Steed, January 2002 – counselor at Hardeman County, homicide

Carla Meade, Jan. 2008, Otter Creek, suicide in the warden’s office

Catlin Carithers, May 2012 – guard at Adams County Correctional Center, homicide

Grace Cortez, Dec. 2011, Kit Carson Corr. Facility, preventable van accident


Rosalind Bradford, 1987, Silverdale, medical

Alton Manning, 1995, HM Prison Blakenhurst (UK), death while being restrained

William Christian, 1997, HCCF, homicide

Michael Cephus, 1997, Youngstown, medical

Bill Hambly, 1998, Torrance County Jail, homicide

Derrick David, 1998, Youngstown, homicide

Paula Richardson, 1998, MWCC (Australia), suicide

Gregory Allen Pope Sr., 1998, Tulsa Jail, medical

Reginald Edmonds, 1998, HCCF, suicide

Ralph Carpenter, 1998, SCCF, medical

Stanley R. Rice, 1998, Youngstown, medical

Perry Clay, 1998, Youngstown, medical

Corey Smith, 1998, West TN Detention Facility, homicide

Bryson Chisley, 1998, Youngstown, homicide

Donnell Reed, 1999, CTF in DC, fell during escape attempt

Merlin Lee Foster, 2000, Tulsa Jail, medical

Cory Adam Morris, 2000, Tulsa Jail, suicide

Leonia Sanchez Arriaga, 2000, Tulsa Jail, medical (head injury after assault)

Tom Harris, 2001, SCCC, homicide

Jeffrey Buller, 2001, Kit Carson, medical

Shane M. Spencer, 2001, Tulsa Jail, medical

Conrado Mestas Ochoa, 2001, Eden Detention Center

Marvin Borjas Diaz-Perez, 2001, West Tennessee Detention Facility, medical

Chad Littles, 2002, Bay County Jail, homicide

Antonio Lewis Franklin, 2002, Citrus County Jail, medical

Justin Sturgis, 2002, Bay County Jail. medical

Laren Sims Jordan, 2002, Hernando County Jail, suicide

Jonathan Magbie, 2004, CTF in DC, medical

Estelle Richardson, 2004, MDF, homicide

William Henry Cantor, 2004, Bay County Jail, suicide

Sondria Allen, 2004, Tulsa Jail, unknown

James L, Kirk, Jr., 2004, WCF, suicide

Stacy Allan Tolbert, 2004, Bay County Jail. Medical

Scott Ray Dickens, 2004, Tulsa Jail, suicide

Michael Andrew Jones, 2004, Tulsa Jail, suicide

Maria Solis-Perez, 2004, Houston Processing Center, medical

Jose Lopez-Lara, 2004, Eloy Detention Center, medical

Walter Alvarez-Esquivel, 2005 Laredo Processing Center, medical

Reinaldo Prado-Arencilia, 2005, Houston Processing Center, medical

Juan Salazar-Gomez, 2005, Eloy Detention Center, suicide

Adam Gene Lippert, 2005, Cimarron Corr. Facility, homicide

Maya Nand, 2005, Eloy Detention Center, medical

Daniel Ray Warren, 2005, Hernando County Jail, suicide

James T. Sly, 2005, Bay County Jail, suicide

Felipe Gonzalez, 2005, Tulsa Jail, suicide

Elias Lopez, 2005, Eloy Detention Center, medical

Emma Nobles, 2005, Gadsden Correctional Facility, medical

Sarah Ah Mau, 2005, Otter Creek, medical

Jose Lopez-Gregario, 2006, Eloy Detention Center, suicide
Geoffrey M. Conley, 2006, Hernando County Jail, suicide

Brian Keith Allen, 2006, Marion County Jail II (IN), medical

John T. Wells, 2006, Hernando County Jail, medical

Jose Lopez-Gregorio, 2006, Eloy Detention Center, suicide

Mario Francisco Chavez-Torres, 2006, Eloy Detention Center, medical

Truoc Tran, 2006, Hernando County Jail, suicide

Charles Repass, 2006, Marion County Jail II (IN), medical

Anthony David Bowman, 2007, SCCC, medical

Boubacar Bah, 2007, Elizabeth Detention Center, medical

Felix Franklin Rodriguez-Torres, 2007, Eloy Detention Center, medical

Edward Duritsky, 2007, Hernando County Jail, medical

Latasha Dorean Glover, 2007, Otter Creek, medical

Rusty Hightower, 2007, Red Rock, unknown; found unresponsive in cell

Anthony Kelly, 2007, West Tennessee Detention Facility, medical

Gregory Cole, 2008, Bradshaw State Jail, suicide

David Drashner, 2008, Northfork Corr. Facility, homicide

Terry Wayne Battle, 2008, MDF, medical

Gerald Townsend, 2008, MDF, homicide

Joseph Alexie, 2008, Red Rock, medical

Ashleigh Shae Parks, 2008, Dawson State Jail, medical

Stephanie Rhaney, 2008, Gadsden Correctional Facility, unknown

Beverly Ford Murphy, 2008, Otter Creek, medical

Robert Washington, 2008, Tallahatchie Co. Corr. Facility, medical

Geoffrey A. Scheid, 2009, Bent County Correctional Facility, suicide

Roberto Medina-Martinez, 2009, Stewart Detention Center, medical

Leonard Odom, 2009, Wheeler County Corr. Facility, unknown

Thomas Detric Adderson, 2009, Willacy Unit, medical

William Williams, 2009, MDF, suicide

Bronson Nunuha, 2010, Saguaro, homicide

Clifford Medina, 2010, Saguaro, homicide

Joseph Mixon, 2010, Bay Correctional Facility, unknown

Eddie Moore, 2010, Leflore County Jail, Medical

Pam Weatherby, 2010, Dawson State Jail, medical

Terrell Griswold, 2010, Bent County Correctional Facility, medical

Clifford Medina, 2010, Saguaro Correctional Center, homicide

Andres Valdez, 2011, Kit Carson (transport van accident)

Pablo Gracida-Conte, 2011, Eloy Detention Center, suicide

Miguel Hernandez, 2011, North Georgia Detention Center, medical

Shebaa Green, 2012, Dawson State Jail, medical

Michael A. Nelson, 2012, Lake Erie Corr. Institution, heroin overdose

Elsa Guadalupe Gonzales, 2013, Eloy Detention Center, suicide

Jorge Garcia Mejia, 2013, Eloy Detention Center, suicide

Demond Flowers, April 2013, homicide

Jorge Garcia-Mejia, 2013, Eloy Detention Center

Elsa Guadalupe-Gonzales, 2013, Eloy Detention Center

Babies that have died:

Meredith Manning, Countess Clemons, Gracie Miller

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