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Two More Prisoner Deaths Reported

Mar 12, 2015 | by Jean Thrash

The Arkansas State Police was notified of the two most recent deaths but is not investigating. 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.

Two Arkansas Department of Correction prisoners died in the past week. The Arkansas State Police was notified of the two most recent deaths but is not investigating. In January, prison officials stopped releasing a specific cause of death for those in their custody. Instead, each death is classified as “natural causes,” unless there are special circumstances.”Natural causes” was given in reference to the deaths last week. There have been 19 Arkansas prison deaths since Jan. 1; there were 56 deaths in 2014.