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Fourth suicide in four months at East Arkansas Prison

Nov 27, 2015 | by Jean Thrash

The 27-year-old Clark County man found hanging in his cell by a sheet on November 24th. is the fourth suicide in four months in the East Arkansas Brickeys Prison Unit operated by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

In January, prison officials stopped releasing a specific cause of death for inmates. Instead, each death is classified as “natural causes,” unless there are special circumstances. Since August four such reported ‘special circumstance’ deaths have been reported as suicides occurring in the same Marianna prison.

August, 44-year-old Marion County man

September, 25-year-old Phillips County man

October, 37-year-old Jackson County man

November, 27-year-old Clark County man