Tag Archives: homicide

OH: Toledo Correctional inmate dies after getting attacked

Well, there’s been another homicide at TOCI.  The Toledo Blade had earlier reported that with three homicides, TOCI had more than the entire MI correctional system (within a year).  With four, I’m thinking it might be the deadliest prison in the Midwest.

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Utah prison murder meant to look like suicide

From the article: “When 62-year-old Rolando Cardona-Gueton was found dead April 20 in his cell at the prison in Gunnison on, it looked like he may have committed suicide. But now police and prosecutors believe his cellmate, Steven Crutcher, killed him.”

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OH: TOCI inmate dies after beating in prison yard

A third inmate dies at the Toledo facility in a year.  He was beaten by metal baseball bats by two other inmates on the recreation yard.

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OR: Convicted Ore. murderer killed in prison

From the article: “The Department of Corrections says 45-year-olod Joseph Akins was found in his cell Saturday morning. The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the matter in cooperation with local prosecutors.”

This, to me, is similar to the recent suicide that we had in Ohio’s Death Row.  Pretty sure that the idea is that the state is supposed to put him to death, not another inmate or by his own hand…

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Kenya: Prison warder, inmate missing after failed prison escape

From the article: “A prison warder and an inmate have gone missing in an incident where prisoners plotted to escape from a Narok jail.  Prison authorities fear that the warder and the inmate may have drowned after the gun assigned to the officer was recovered on a nearby riverbank.”

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MS: Prison company wants dismissal of riot lawsuit

From the article: “The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, says CCA ‘created a dangerous atmosphere for the correction officers by depriving inmates of basic needs and treating them inhumanely.'”  The riot resulted in the death of an officer and injuries to at least 20.

The officer was off duty on the day of the riot, but was called in to help.  Reportedly, staff had been informed that the inmate population was volatile, but failed to act.  Further, the officer was reportedly not told that he was on a “hit list.”

CCA’s argument is that inmates killed the officer.

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Oregon prison inmate dies from injuries suffered in assault involving cellmate

From the article: “An inmate who threatened a fellow prisoner at a Portland jail last year is the suspect in a fatal assault at an Eastern Oregon prison.”

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India: Inmate kills guard, escapes from jail in Sriganganagar

From the article: “A 52-year-old man, deputed as a security guard at an open jail in Sriganganagar’s Jaitsar area was found murdered outside a barrack on Saturday morning. Police said that an inmate of the jail murdered the security guard and escaped. The police have launched a search for him.”

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PA: Inmate charged in killing prison guard

From the article: “The indictment alleges Con-Ui killed Williams, 34, on Feb. 25, in a premeditated attack at the Canaan Federal Correction Complex near Waymart. According to the indictment, Con-Ui stabbed Williams with a sharpened weapon and struck him repeatedly.”

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OH: Toledo inmate indicted in prison attack, murder

From the article: “Dustin Lynch, 26, was indicted on two counts of aggravated murder in the March 17 death of Arturo Lopez, 43. Lynch also was indicted on one count of felonious assault for a March 10 attack on inmate Christopher Trent, 40. The attacks were part of a rising wave of violence at the prison since 2011 when the population increased and inmates were doubled up in single cells.”

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