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The Rise and Fall of an Immigration Detention Empire

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In a rush to create detention space, ICE has used opaque noncompetitive contracts called Intergovernmental Service Agreements to quickly bring beds online. A result has been the government’s inability to impose accountability standards on its sprawling immigrant-prison system.

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A guard employed by Emerald Correctional Management enters one of the company's detention centers in 2014. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Lawyer: Without private prison companies to warehouse thousands of immigrants, the federal government would face “an existential crisis.”


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In 2016 two immigrant detainees died after receiving care at facilities run by Emerald Correctional Management, a small Louisiana-based for-profit prison firm that at the time managed detention centers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Russian asylum seeker, 46-year old Igor Zyazin, died of a heart attack several days after medical staff at Emerald’s San Luis Regional Detention Facility near Yuma, Arizona failed to adequately treat his severe chest pain. (See “Could an Undocumented Russian’s Life Have Been Saved?”) Olubunmi Joshua, 54, passed away after enduring eight months of medical errors and treatment delays at the Rolling Plains Detention Center in Haskell, Texas. (See “Anatomy of an ICE Death.”)

Emerald operated three ICE detention centers and a county jail before going out of business in early 2017. A Capital & Main investigation has found Emerald took in millions of government dollars as it skimped on essential expenses and damaged detainees, its own employees and, likely, taxpayers while ICE officials looked the other way. Like other for-profit prison companies, Emerald did business with ICE through secretive no-bid contracts using city governments as middlemen. Critics charge these contracts allow ICE to avoid legal responsibility—for deaths, injuries and sexual abuse that occur in detention—and play a role in the government’s see-no-evil approach to detention abuses. Since 2003, 183 detainees have died in ICE custody.

The federal government depends on profit-driven prison companies, including smaller firms like Emerald and corrections giants, such as CoreCivic and the Geo Group, to run its sprawling, 200-plus-prison detention network.

At Emerald, chaos reigned in the form of wage theft, poor medical care and crowded, unsanitary conditions. But ICE officials didn’t intervene, and it’s rare that it does at other facilities with serious problems. Between 2010 and 2017, just two of more than 200 detention centers received failing or “deficient” ratings from ICE inspectors.

The government’s failure to act against these facilities is partly the result of an insatiable hunger for lockups, said Mark Fleming, an attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center. Fleming contended that without the capacity to warehouse thousands of immigrants in facilities run by private prison companies, the government would face “an existential crisis.”

In a rush to create detention space, ICE has used opaque noncompetitive contracts called Intergovernmental Service Agreements to quickly bring beds online.

Now, as ICE seeks to expand family detention, it is likely to turn to IGSAs just as it did in 2014, when a wave of Central American children and families sought asylum in the U.S. It is reportedly planning to house families at the Fort Bliss Army base in Texas.

Critics argue that the sole purpose of some of these agreements is to avoid public protest and federal contracting rules that officially are aimed at ensuring transparency and avoiding overpayment by the government.

Immigration detention has expanded fivefold in the past 23 years, and with the Trump administration’s deportation surge, is growing larger.

But when Emerald got its start in 1997, the immigration detention system was just ramping up, and immigration detention contracts were a reliable source of business for the company – even as Emerald’s blunders were getting it ousted from county jails and knocked out of the running for state and local bids to operate jails and prisons nationwide.

The company drummed up some of its business by convincing small towns that jails and prisons would revive their dying economies.

In the 1980s and ’90s, Raywood J. LeMaire, one of the company’s four partners, learned firsthand as the five-term Vermilion Parish sheriff that there was money to be made in renting out jail beds to relieve state-prison overcrowding. Louisiana sheriffs like LeMaire generated money and power for their offices by housing state prisoners in their jails—often on the cheap and in poor conditions.

“As long as you didn’t feed them too well – grits and beans and cold bologna — you could make some money,” alleged Keith Nordyke, a Louisiana attorney who has long represented prisoners.

Asked about his partnership in Emerald, LeMaire, now in his late 70s, told Capital & Main, “I got out of it in January,” before refusing to talk further and hanging up the phone. Emerald’s other partners, Glenn Hebert, who also once worked for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, Clay Lee, W.T. Lee and former CEO Steve Afeman couldn’t be reached for comment. Hull Youngblood, an attorney who represented the company, didn’t return calls or answer emails.

Red flags had warned of trouble inside the company at least since 2003, when Emerald took over operations at the Rolling Plains Detention Center from another private firm.

“We saw things go to hell,” said Judy Morrell, who worked as a guard at Rolling Plains. Food for detainees was scarce, she alleged: “They would feed these people chicken bones and rice. If you don’t feed them, they’ve got to get money to buy [from] the commissary.” Morrell noted that Emerald profited from its in-prison store. “But you take people who didn’t have money, by God, they didn’t eat. They’d get to stealing and thieving.”

Now 70, Morrell said that when she started with Emerald she knew how prisons were supposed to run, having put in five years with the Texas prison system.

Morrell publicly complained about bad food and overcrowding, and quit her job in 2004. Federal officials were quoted in local media at the time as pledging to investigate her accusations. Three years later, a habeas corpus petition filed on behalf of five members of a Palestinian family alleged they were the victims of sexual harassment, inadequate medical treatment, excessive use of solitary confinement and religious intolerance.

Over the years at Rolling Plains, Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspectors found repeated incidents of overcrowding, unsafe and unsanitary conditions, failure of medical staff to follow doctors’ orders, understaffing and failure of staff to perform regular checks on detainees. (ICE inspectors became more critical of the facility only in its later years, noting dozens of violations of its standards but, based on available inspection reports, never appears to have given Rolling Plains an overall deficient rating.) Cases of egregious neglect by Emerald have included:

— The 2016 suicide of a 77-year-old county inmate, Kennie Moore, who hanged himself using his boxer shorts as a noose.

— Emerald’s 2012 ousting, by a Louisiana sheriff, from the Riverbend Detention Center when his officers discovered a mother lode of drugs, cellphones and shanks during a shakedown.

— A lawsuit filed by workers at the West Texas Detention Facility against Emerald that alleged they were forced to work off the clock and weren’t paid for overtime; it was eventually settled out of court.

By 2016 the company had abandoned or been fired from more detention contracts than it maintained. As early as 2005, local and state governments in Florida, Vermont and Texas began to turn down the company’s bids to house prisoners or build facilities, citing its record. What’s more, the prison building boom was winding down as states tried to reduce their prison populations.

But ICE was Emerald’s ace in the hole. In 2016, Emerald finished construction on the $60 million Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Texas and began managing the 700-bed facility for the agency. Prairieland replaced Rolling Plains, whose location was too remote for adequate staffing and transportation of detainees, said one former ICE official.

Perhaps ICE could overlook the company’s checkered history because technically the federal agency wasn’t in business with Emerald. Emerald’s contract was not with the government, but rather with Alvarado, a town of 4,000 near Fort Worth, which has no actual role in running the detention center.

ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok didn’t address Capital & Main’s questions about whether it reviewed Emerald’s record before approving it as the operator of the Prairieland facility. He wrote in an email that new facilities contracts must meet the latest ICE standards, which require that all facilities “vigorously investigate all claims of abuse, and mistreatment of detainees by staff and other detainees.”

Like all Intergovernmental Service Agreements, the deal was made without the transparency that federal contracting rules dictate. ICE signed the agreement with Alvarado city officials, but city officials have no role in operating Prairieland.

“If you told me today that I’d have to start running the jail tomorrow, that wouldn’t work,” said Rick Holden, Alvarado’s city manager. “We’re not set up for that.” Holden is new on the job, having arrived in early May. Still, he said that after six weeks in office he hadn’t visited Prairieland.

“We don’t manage it from here. Nobody out there reports to me,” Holden said. “ICE is the agency that has the facility.”

If Holden would find it daunting to manage a detention center in his backyard, imagine the task that would face city officials in Eloy, Arizona. On paper, Eloy manages the 2,400-bed South Texas Family Residential Center, which is located more than 900 miles away in Dilley, Texas. But last February, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general found that Eloy doesn’t actually run the detention center, and didn’t even negotiate the agreement with ICE. Private prison operator CoreCivic did.

CoreCivic appears to have engineered the whole deal by asking the Eloy City Council to modify an existing ICE contract to also include the South Texas facility.

The town of Eloy was simply a middleman that was paid more than $400,000 annually by CoreCivic for the job, the inspector general concluded.

The IG noted that a lack of accountability is built into this particular contracting arrangement: “Because ICE’s agreement and legal relationship is with the city of Eloy, CCA’s [Core Civic’s] performance is effectively insulated from government scrutiny.”

The absurdity of a small city like Eloy overseeing a massive detention center in another state may be apparent, but the basics of its contract don’t differ much from a number of other IGSAs between ICE and local governments: Cities are routinely paid fees to act as middlemen between ICE and private companies.

Still, for the most part, the inspector general’s office limited its criticism to the Eloy agreement. But it did express its disapproval of ICE’s handling of IGSAs in general.

“ICE has no assurance that it executed detention center contracts in the best interest of the Federal Government, taxpayers, or detainees,” the report observed.

Eloy isn’t the only city supposedly overseeing detention operations from afar. In California, the city of Adelanto, in San Bernardino county, signed a 2014 agreement to provide guard services for a family detention center in New Mexico for a year. The services were provided by the for-profit prison firm, the GEO Group, not the city of Adelanto. The small San Joaquin Valley town of McFarland has a long-standing IGSA with ICE to operate the Mesa Verde Detention Center in Bakersfield, nearly 30 miles away.

The legitimate purpose of IGSAs is to allow government agencies to fill urgent needs by piggybacking onto services a local government already offers. In many cases, ICE does exactly that by signing an agreement with a local sheriff to rent beds in a county jail.

However, in other cases, ICE has used IGSAs only to rapidly bring detention facilities online by skirting federal contracting rules, which require an open bidding process that ensures transparency and competition.

About a third of all immigrant detainees are housed under these sort of agreements between ICE and cities.

Attorney Mark Fleming believes these are sham contracts, especially in cases where the city doesn’t even own the facility, much less operates it.

“These are fraudulent contracts to allow ICE to float money to a private company to avoid federal procurement laws,” Fleming said. “That’s a fraudulent contract because the locality has nothing to offer.”

For example, the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernardino County is operated under an IGSA between the city of Adelanto and ICE. The city, however, doesn’t run the detention center. The for-profit GEO Group does.

Fleming said that even in cases like Prairieland, where the city of Alvarado owns the facility, its operations are controlled by the for-profit subcontractor, now LaSalle Corrections.

“The actual performance is happening between the private contractor and ICE,” Fleming said. “Yet, because there’s a private subcontractor, there’s no direct accountability that ICE can assert.”

Because of these contract arrangements, it’s difficult to hold ICE or local governments responsible for detention center abuses, Fleming noted.

Alvarado City Manager Holden and Mayor Tom Durington declined to comment on their city’s contracts with Emerald and ICE because neither was in office when they were signed. City councilmembers Jacob Wheat and Shawn Goulding, who, from its inception, served on the board of the Prairielands Public Facilities Corporation (PPFC), the economic development entity that operated the facility, couldn’t be reached for comment.

One former high-ranking Department of Homeland Security official, who asked not to be named in this story, disagreed with agency critics that IGSAs are a means by which ICE shirks its responsibility for detainee welfare, but he would not comment on whether IGSAs are legitimate contracts. However, he expressed concerns about the process of granting them.

“I think the way some of these contracts are done is troubling,” the former DHS official said. “It gives a lot of authority to bypass procurement rules and be selective about who benefits.”

Could Emerald have won a competitive bid under federal procurement standards? It officially obtained ICE approval to operate Prairieland after responding to a request for proposals issued by the city of Alvarado. It was the only firm to submit a bid, city officials said. Furthermore, the company appeared to have enjoyed an unusual advantage: In July 2011, CEO Steve Afeman, a Louisiana resident, was appointed by Alvarado city officials to serve as a governing board member of the PPFC. Afeman resigned his post the following month.

Then, less than a year after Prairieland was built, Emerald announced to each of the local governments with which it held contracts that it could no longer honor them, reportedly because of financial problems.

Emerald seems to have remained out of the detention business; at least two of its creditors have gone to Louisiana courts seeking to collect the company’s debts.


Note: This story was updated July 5.

This reporting was supported by a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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Deadly Detention: Why Are Immigrants Dying in ICE Custody?

Capital & Main has launched a new investigative project examining detention deaths, just as ICE signals a move toward even less openness than it has previously displayed.

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Inspectors found that detainees in some  centers are illegally strip-searched, housed in filthy conditions and segregated or placed in solitary confinement for trivial reasons.


Since 2016, 23 men and women have died inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. They came from 15 countries in Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean, and ranged in age from 23 to 65. The detainees included Osmar Gonzalez Gadba, a Nicaraguan national who hanged himself in his cell at the Adelanto Detention Facility near San Bernardino; a Panamanian named Jean Jimenez Joseph, who also committed suicide, in Georgia’s Stewart Detention Center; and Moises Tino Lopez, a young Guatemalan who died of “cardiac arrest” in a Nebraska jail. They were not prisoners serving criminal sentences, but immigrants who existed in a legal twilight without the freedom to leave their places of incarceration — in at least one case, because the detainee couldn’t afford the cost of bail.


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Capital & Main has launched a new project, Deadly Detention, to give names and faces to these 23 dead, and to explain how they met such sad fates in the country most had come to in search of better lives. It is a counterweight to ICE’s secrecy and comes as the Trump administration expands an already sprawling detention system to accommodate the growing number of immigrants caught up in its deportation surge. (In September and October of this year, the Department of Homeland Security issued notices to potential bidders that it was interested in establishing new detention centers near Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Salt Lake City and one in South Texas that would hold some 1,000 detainees.)

We have petitioned for detailed information about each detainee death since 2016 under the federal Freedom of Information Act. ICE publicly released 13 of these detainee death reviews this month. Although far from conclusive, the reviews aim a rare spotlight on poor and often delayed care at the nation’s nearly 250 detention centers and county jails that house immigration detainees, many of which are in remote locations and largely hidden from public view.

Capital & Main has dug deeply into how and why these and other deaths occurred, whether or how they could be prevented, who is responsible and how the system can function more humanely.

This project begins as ICE signals a move toward even less openness than it has previously displayed. The agency has received preliminary approval from the National Archive and Record Administration to destroy records of detainee deaths and in-custody sexual assaults after 20 years, and solitary confinement documents after just three years.

At the same time, the plight of some detainees has recently attracted high-level attention: Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has called for an investigation into conditions for immigrant detainees at Contra Costa’s West  County Detention Facility in Richmond, where they have reportedly been denied permission to use bathrooms. The DHS’s Inspector General conducted unannounced inspections at five detention centers and released a report this month that finds that detainees in four of them are illegally subject to strip searches, housed in filthy conditions without adequate water for bathing, and placed in solitary confinement or segregation for trivial reasons.

The Inspector General also discovered that medical care was delayed and detainees weren’t provided competent interpreters. (The IG visited the Hudson County Jail in New Jersey, Otero County Processing Center in New Mexico, Santa Ana City Jail in Orange County, California — which no longer houses ICE detainees — and Stewart Detention Center in Georgia. The IG had previously visited and reported on a number of abuses at the Theo Lacy Facility, also in Orange County.)

In the meantime, detainees continue to die, often far from family or friends. Their official obituaries — terse news releases written by government clerks following each death — are heavy on the details of individual criminal records and far less instructive about the detainees as people, or the circumstances surrounding their passing. Beginning today, we will fill in the gaps and shadows, and later, with the help of an interactive map, will provide thorough investigations of detainees’ lives and deaths. In those endeavors, any help from readers would be welcome. If you’d like to share information, please contact us at info@capitalandmain.com, using “Deadly Detention” in the subject line.


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Deadly Detention: Self-Portrait of a Tragedy

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The missteps and errors of ICE and its contractors have led to concerns about the safety of immigrant detainees with mental health issues.

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A suicidal detainee never got the mental health care he needed and was placed in a cell that contained a known suicide hazard,
a ceiling sprinkler head.


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Sometime after midnight in mid-May of 2017, 27-year old JeanCarlo Jimenez Joseph fashioned a noose from a bed sheet and hanged himself in his solitary confinement cell at the Stewart Detention Center, located in the pine woods of southwest Georgia. Stewart’s low-slung complex lies behind two tall chain-linked fences, each crowned with huge spirals of glinting barbed wire. Beginning in 2006, the facility began to house undocumented immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Jimenez’s fall sounded like a sledgehammer blow, said 20-year-old Abel Ramirez Blanco, who was also in segregation at Stewart that night. Another detainee, Miguel Montilla, had peered through the metal grate on his door and saw guard Freddy Wims frantically knocking at Jimenez’s cell door. “He got on the walkie-talkie and started screaming,” Montilla said.

“I looked in the door and I didn’t see him,” Wims would later remember. Wims scanned the small cell until, he said, “I looked over in the corner by the commode and he was hanging there by the sheet.”

Within hours, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents descended on Stewart, about 140 miles south of Atlanta, to find out if foul play had been involved in Jimenez’s death. It wasn’t. But the investigation, which generated audio interviews of Stewart staff and detainees, along with recordings of Jimenez’s personal phone calls and official documents, revealed that CoreCivic, the for-profit prison company that operates Stewart for ICE, and ICE Health Services Corps, which provides health care at Stewart, cut corners and skirted federal detention rules. The organizations’ missteps and errors have led to concerns about the safety of immigrant detainees with mental health issues.

Also Read: “Hell in the Middle of a Pine Forest”

The probe disclosed that Jimenez repeatedly displayed suicidal behavior, but never got the mental health care he needed. He was also placed in a cell that contained a known suicide hazard, a ceiling sprinkler head, upon which he affixed his makeshift noose. Freddy Wims was assigned to check Jimenez’s cell every half hour, but didn’t do so. Instead, he falsified his logs to make it appear he had, and he was later fired. Stewart’s warden, Bill Spivey, retired after Jimenez’s death; a CoreCivic spokesman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the two events were unrelated. Spivey couldn’t be reached for comment for this article.


Psychiatrist: Placing a suicidal prisoner in solitary confinement is like placing someone with bad asthma in a burning building.


CoreCivic’s spokesman, Jonathan Burns, didn’t respond to questions about Jimenez’s death and detention. Instead, he wrote in an email, “CoreCivic is deeply committed to providing a safe, humane and appropriate environment for those entrusted to our care, while also delivering cost-effective solutions to the challenges our government partners face.” ICE spokeswoman Tamara Spicer wrote in an email that she couldn’t answer questions about the case because it is “still undergoing a comprehensive review that has not been released.”

Jimenez had been in solitary for 19 days at the time of his death — punishment for what his sister would tell investigators was an earlier suicide attempt. He had leapt from a second-floor walkway in his dormitory, and later repeatedly told detention center personnel, “I am Julius Caesar for real.” He was physically unhurt, but Stewart staff were aware he was suffering from mental illness and had a history of suicide attempts, documents show. Still, after his jump, Jimenez saw a nurse who quickly cleared him for placement in a 13-by-7-foot segregation cell alone for 23 hours a day. After that, his suffering seemed to intensify.

“Placing a suicidal prisoner in segregation is like placing someone with bad asthma in a burning building,” Terry Kupers, a Bay Area psychiatrist who has studied solitary confinement and who reviewed some of the documents in Jimenez’s case, noted in an email. He added that half of successful prison suicides occur among the three to eight percent of prisoners in solitary confinement.

Jimenez wasn’t put on suicide watch, or even ordered monitored more frequently than the normal half-hour checks. He continued to display alarming behavior. Montilla told the GBI that he and a guard had heard Jimenez screaming and banging on his cell wall two weeks before his death. “Man, I’m suffering from psychosis and I hear voices talking to me and they’re bothering the shit out of me,” Montilla recalled Jimenez saying.

Registered Nurse Shuntelle Anderson told a GBI agent that some five days before his death, she saw Jimenez banging the metal mirror in his cell. He told her, “These fucking voices, they won’t leave me the fuck alone …They’re telling me to commit suicide…but I don’t want to harm myself.”


See Interactive Map of U.S. Detention Deaths


Jimenez asked Anderson for a higher dose of the anti-psychotic drug Risperidone, which he’d previously been prescribed at a North Carolina mental health facility. It was at least the second such request he’d made at Stewart — where he received only a fourth of his normal dosage.

Anderson told investigators she left a note for the facility’s behavioral health counselor, Kimberly Calvery, saying that Jimenez wanted more medication. Calvery arranged for him to speak with the detention center’s psychiatrist but Jimenez didn’t live long enough to keep the appointment, which was scheduled later in the morning he died. Calvery later told investigators that Jimenez “never showed any suicidal tendencies at the Stewart Detention Center.”


Homeland Security reported that at the Stewart Detention Center solitary confinement, which  isn’t supposed to be punitive, appeared to be sometimes used to punish trivial offenses.

 


“He was such a good kid,” Anderson told investigators in the hours after Jimenez’s death. Earlier that night, she’d given him medication and he’d shared a self-portrait he’d been working on. “It was very nice, very detailed and last night, when I went down there, he said, ‘Look, I finished it.’” Anderson said. Guards and detainees also described Jimenez as mostly lucid and friendly, despite his occasional outbursts, quirky comments and a propensity to call himself Julius Caesar.

In a December 2017 report, “Concerns about ICE Detainee Treatment and Care at Detention Facilities,” the Homeland Security inspector general wrote that at Stewart and three other facilities (which are operated by county governments), “We identified problems that undermine the protection of detainees’ rights, their humane treatment, and the provision of a safe and healthy environment.” The IG’s staff wrote that immigration detention isn’t supposed to be punitive, and noted that at three of the facilities, including Stewart, segregation or solitary confinement appeared to be sometimes used to punish trivial offenses. At Stewart, the inspectors also found that showers were moldy and lacked cold water in some cases, and some bathrooms had no hot water, and that medical care, even for painful conditions, had been delayed for detainees.


Since 2003, 179 immigrant detainees have died in custody, many from preventable causes, like pneumonia and alcohol withdrawal.


Additionally, despite Jimenez’s nonviolent crimes, he was classified as a high-risk detainee. He had been convicted of marijuana possession, petty theft and an assault charge that arose from an unwanted hug he gave a woman in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was issued a red jumpsuit to signal his danger level and housed with others who were similarly classified. The inspector general’s report flagged misclassification of detainees as a problem at Stewart. While there, Jimenez wavered between wanting to wage a court battle to stay in the U.S., and paying for his own return to Panama through a process called voluntary departure. But, before he could take the first steps to fight his case, he ran into roadblocks, including the failure of the detention center to send a set of documents that Jimenez’s attorney had requested.

Detainee NameDetention CenterDescription
ADETUNJI, POPOOLADallas County Jail, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/10/1955
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
NIGERIA
DATE OF DEATH
2/2/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Dallas County Jail, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardia Arrhythmia
ALBERTO, LINDE‐CEPEROColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/14/1940
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
12/20/2003
LOCATION OF DEATH
Columbia Care
Center, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Brain Tumor Calioblastoma
ALBERTO, SANTOS MAIDIQUISpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/31/1948
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
11/18/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Springfield Federal Medical Center, Springfield, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Electrocution
ALEJANDRO, DIAZ‐SALGADOSouth Louisiana Detention Center, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/22/1959
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
2/3/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Savoy Medical Facility, Mamou, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
South Louisiana
Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Multi‐System Organ Failure
ALEJANDRO, GUEVARA‐ LAZAROEl Paso Service Processing Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/4/1986
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
8/13/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
Thomason Hospital, El Paso, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
El Paso Service Processing Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Ruptured Berry Aneurysm of the Right Middle Cerebral Artery
AMBROCIO, VALASQUEZPerry County Correctional Center, AL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/19/1965
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
6/27/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Vaughan Regional
Medical Center, Selma, AL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Perry County
Correctional Center, AL
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiopulmonary Arrest
AMRA, MILITECWeber County Jail, UT
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
2/15/1964
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
BOSNIA
DATE OF DEATH
3/20/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
McKay Dee Hospital, Ogden, UT
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Weber County Jail, UT
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Chronic colitis/ Atrial fibrillation
ANGEL, POLANCO‐ MOLINASpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/2/1952
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
3/30/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Johns Regional Healthcare Facility, Joplin, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pulmonary Embolus and Cardiac Arrest
ANIBAL, RAMIREZ‐ RAMIREZImmigration Centers of America Farmville, VA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/15/1976
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
10/2/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Immigration
Centers of America Farmville, VA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Liver Failure
ANTONIO, AYALA‐GARCIASpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/19/1937
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
9/24/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Springfield Federal Medical Center, Springfield, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Renal Failure
ANTONIO, MARTINEZ‐RIVASHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/19/1961
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
10/4/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Houston Contract Detention Facility, Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
ARGELIO, LEYVA‐ARJONATerre Haute US Penitentiary, IN
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/18/1953
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
1/5/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Terre Haute US
Penitentiary, Terre Haute, IN
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Terre Haute US Penitentiary, IN
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
ARNOLDO, CRUZ ‐SILVAPort Isabel Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/6/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
5/10/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Retama Manor, Harlingen, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Port Isabel
Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
ARNULFO, RODRIGUEZ‐ SOLISOakdale Federal Detention Center, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/15/1947
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
3/13/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Oakdale Community Hospital, Oakdale, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Oakdale Federal Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pneumonia Complications
ARTURO, SUARES‐ ALMENARESMiddlesex County Jail, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/11/1935
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
3/3/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Peters Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Middlesex County Jail, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease with CHF and severe pulmonary edema
Atulkumar Babubhai, PATELAtlanta City Detention Center, GA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/31/1958
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
INDIA
DATE OF DEATH
5/16/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Atlanta City Detention Center, GA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
BHUPINDER, SINGHColumbia Care Center, SC
SINGH, BHUPINDER
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/3/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
INDIA
DATE OF DEATH
9/21/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Columbia Care
Center, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
End Stage Renal Disease
BOUBACAR, BAHElizabeth Contract Detention Facility, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/1/1955
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUINEA
DATE OF DEATH
5/30/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
University of
Medicine, Newark, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Elizabeth Contract
Detention Facility, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Traumatic Brain Injury
CARLOS, FUNEZ OCHOAPort Isabel Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/28/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
4/23/2015
LOCATION OF DEATH
Valley Regional
Medical Center (VRMC),
Brownsville, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Port Isabel Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
CARLOS, MENDEZ‐BACCAGuadalupe City Jail, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/4/1974
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
3/19/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Guadalupe City Jail, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
AIDS
CESAR, GONZALEZ- BAEZMira Loma Detention Center, CA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/2/1972
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
12/5/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
USC Burn Center, Los Angeles, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Mira Loma
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Electrocution
CEZAR, RIOZ‐MARTINEZFrio County Jail, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/9/1978
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
2/13/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Frio County Jail,
Pearsall, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Frio County Jail,
TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
CLAUDIO, CORONADO‐ GABRIELJena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/9/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
1/12/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Jena/LaSalle
Detention Facility, Jena, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Jena/LaSalle
Detention Facility, LA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Cerebral Vascular Incident
CLEMENTE NTANGOLA, MPONDAHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/31/1985
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MOZAMBIQU E
DATE OF DEATH
9/2/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Memorial Hermann Hospital (MHH), Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Undetermined
CONRADO, CORREOSO‐JAYFlorence US Penitentiary, CO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/19/1941
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
1/31/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, Butner, NC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Florence US Penitentiary, CO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Complications of Metastic Prostate Cancer
DANIEL, JORRIN‐MILLERSan Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/21/1951
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
11/4/2003
LOCATION OF DEATH
San Pedro SPC, San Pedro, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
San Pedro Service
Processing Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
DOMINGO, MARRERO‐ ABREOSan Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/22/1943
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
11/15/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, San Pedro, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
San Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Myocardial Infarction
EDIMAR, DE ARAUJONorth Las Vegas, NV
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/9/1972
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
BRAZIL
DATE OF DEATH
8/7/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
North Las Vegas, NV
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Intoxication due
to the Combined Effects of Cocaine and Hydroxyzine
EDUARDO, DELAPAZColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/13/1935
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
9/27/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Cerebral Vascular Accident
EDWIN, BARNETTLemuel Shattuck Hospital, MA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/22/1950
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
JAMAICA
DATE OF DEATH
8/12/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Bringham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, MA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sequelae of Chronic Renal Failure (on dialysis)
ELIAS, LOPEZ RUELASEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/16/1950
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
1/4/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
RTA Hospice, Casa Grande, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cirrhosis of Unclear Etiology
ELSA, GUADALUPE‐ GONZALESEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
12/15/1988
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
4/28/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, Eloy, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Suicide by Hanging
EMMANUEL, OWUSUEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/10/1946
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GHANA
DATE OF DEATH
10/6/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Casa Grande
Regional Medical Center, Casa Grande, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Suicide by Hanging
ENRIQUE, MENDEZEL Centro Service Processing Center, CA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/23/1933
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
6/14/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
El Centro Regional Hospital, El Centro, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
EL Centro Service Processing Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Metastic Carcinoma of Prostate Gland
ERNESTO, GOMEZ‐ VASQUEZMira Loma Detention Center, CA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/10/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
3/5/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Kindred
Rehabilitation Hospital, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Mira Loma
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Multiple Conditions
ERVIN, RUIZ‐TABARESGuaynabo Metropolitan Detention Center, PR
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/25/1980
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
COLOMBIA
DATE OF DEATH
9/25/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Guaynabo
Metropolitan Detention Center, San Juan, PR
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Guaynabo
Metropolitan Detention Center, PR
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
EVALIN‐ ALI, MANDZADenver Contract Detention Facility, CO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/5/1965
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GABON
DATE OF DEATH
4/12/2012
LOCATION OF DEATH
Aurora Medical Center, Aurora, CO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Denver Contract Detention Facility, CO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Myocardial Infarction, Severe Left Main Coronary Artery Stenosis
EVELYN, OBEYYork County Prison, PA
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
4/4/1973
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
LIBERIA
DATE OF DEATH
3/12/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
York Hospital, York,
PA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
York County
Prison, PA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cancer
FEDERICO, MENDEZ‐ HERNANDEZBrooks County Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/1/1985
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
6/11/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Brooks County Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Rabies
Felipe Almazan-RuizIAH Secure Adult Detention Center
FELIPE, GARCIA‐ SANCHEZOakdale Federal Detention Center, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/19/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
COLOMBIA
DATE OF DEATH
2/13/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Oakdale Federal
Detention Center, Oakdale, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Oakdale Federal
Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
FELIX, RODRIGUEZ‐ TORRESEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/31/1970
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
ECUADOR
DATE OF DEATH
1/18/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Germ Cell Tumor with Metastasis
FERNANDO, DOMINGUEZ‐ VALIVIAAdelanto Correctional Facility, CA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/10/1953
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
3/4/2012
LOCATION OF DEATH
Victor Valley
Community Hospital, Victorville, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Adelanto Correctional Facility, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pneumonia
GEOVANNY, GARCIA‐MEJIANewton County Correctional Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/18/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
3/18/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Newton Co. Correctional Center Newton, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Newton County Correctional Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
Gerardo Cruz-SanchezOtay Mesa Detention Center
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1985
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
Mexico
DATE OF DEATH
2/29/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otay Mesa Detention Center
IHSC STAFFED
NA
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pneumonia
GLASTON, SMITHGuaynabo Metropolitan Detention Center, PR
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/16/1962
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
DATE OF DEATH
4/4/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Centro Medico Hospital, Rio Piedras, PR
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Guaynabo
Metropolitan Detention Center, PR
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
GUIDO, NEWBOROUGHPiedmont Regional Jail, VA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/21/1960
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GERMANY
DATE OF DEATH
11/28/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Piedmont Regional Jail, Farmville, VA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Piedmont Regional Jail, VA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Meningitis/HIV/ Pneumonia
HADAYATULLAH, SAYLABOtero County Processing Center, NM
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/21/1950
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
AFGHANISTA N
DATE OF DEATH
11/24/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Del Sol Medical Center, El Paso, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otero County
Processing Center, NM
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Lung Cancer
HASSIBA, BELBACHIRMcHenry County Correctional Facility, IL
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
8/24/1977
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
ALGERIA
DATE OF DEATH
3/17/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
McHenry County Correctional Facility, Woodstock, IL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
McHenry County Correctional Facility, IL
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
HECTOR, MOSLEYColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/25/1947
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
PANAMA
DATE OF DEATH
2/27/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Columbia Care
Center, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
AIDS
HERIBERTO, VERDECIA‐ CARRILLOAtwater US Penitentiary, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/16/1963
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
10/7/2003
LOCATION OF DEATH
Atwater US Penitentiary, Atwater, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Atwater US Penitentiary, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Thrombotic
Occlusion Left Descending Coronary Artery
HIU LUI, NGWyatt Detention Center, RI
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/3/1974
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CHINA
DATE OF DEATH
8/6/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Rhode Island
Hospital, Providence, RI
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Wyatt Detention Center, RI
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Complications of
Metastatic Hepatocellular CA
HULUF, NEGUSSEWakulla County Jail, FL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/2/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
ETHIOPIA
DATE OF DEATH
8/14/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Tallahasse General
Hospital, Tallahasse, FL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Wakulla County Jail, FL
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
IGNACIO, SARABIA‐ VALLASENOROtay Mesa Detention Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/31/1972
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
1/4/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Otay Mesa
Detention Center, San Diego, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otay Mesa
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
IGOR, ZYAZINOtay Mesa Detention Center, CA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/27/1969
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
RUSSIA
DATE OF DEATH
5/1/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Otay Mesa Detention Center, San Diego, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otay Mesa Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
IRENE, BAMENGAAlbany County Jail, NY
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
11/10/1981
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
ANGOLA
DATE OF DEATH
7/27/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
Albany Memorial
Hospital and Medical Center, Albany, NY
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Albany County Jail, NY
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiomyopathy
JAMER, SINGHKern County Jail (Lerdo), CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/8/1965
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
INDIA
DATE OF DEATH
9/20/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Lerdo Pretrail
Facility, Bakersfield, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Kern County Jail (Lerdo), CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Severe Atherosclerotic Heart Disease
Jeancarlo Alfonso, Jimenez‐JosephStewart Detention Center, GA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/20/1990
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
PANAMA
DATE OF DEATH
5/15/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Sumter Medical Center, Americus, GA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Stewart Detention Center, GA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
JESUS, CERVANTES‐ CORONANorthwest Detention Center, WA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/16/1964
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
11/19/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Northwest
Detention Center, Tacoma, WA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Northwest
Detention Center, WA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease
JOHN, STERLINGOakdale Federal Detention Center, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/14/1955
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
JAMAICA
DATE OF DEATH
11/6/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Rapides Regional
Medical Center, Alexandria, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Oakdale Federal
Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sepsis
JORGE ALBERTO, UMANA‐ MARTINEZSouth Texas Detention Complex, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/20/1966
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
10/30/2014
LOCATION OF DEATH
Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
South Texas Detention Complex, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sepsis
JORGE, GARCIA‐ MALDANADOEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/5/1973
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
4/30/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, Eloy, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Suicide by Hanging
JORGE, LAZANO‐BLANCOSpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/22/1955
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
6/3/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Springfield Federal Medical Center, Springfield, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Severe Emphysema
JOSE ALBERTO, MARTINEZHampton Roads Regional Jail, VA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/24/1957
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
DATE OF DEATH
7/28/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth, VA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Hampton Roads Regional Jail, VA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sepsis
JOSE ANTONIO, HERNANDEZ‐ GOMEZBroadview Service Staging, IL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/24/1944
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
11/5/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Loyola Medical
Center, Maywood, IL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Broadview Service Staging, IL
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
STAGING
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Liver Failure
JOSE DE JESUS, DENIZ‐SAHAGUNEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/13/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
5/20/2015
LOCATION OF DEATH
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, Eloy, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Suicide by Asphyxia
JOSE DE LA CONCEPCION, ALVAREZ ARIASAllenwood Low Security Federal Correctional Institute, PA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/8/1957
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
3/10/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, Butner, NC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Allenwood Low
Security Federal Correctional Institute, PA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Metastic Renal Clear Cell Carcinoma
JOSE JAVIER, HERNANDEZ‐ VALENCIAHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/14/1969
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
4/12/2014
LOCATION OF DEATH
Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Complications of disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis
JOSE MANUEL, AZURDIA‐ HERNANDEZAdelanto Correctional Facility, CA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/25/1961
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
12/23/2015
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Mary's Medical
Center, Apple Valley, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Adelanto
Correctional Facility, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Myocardial Infarction
JOSE MANUEL, SEGUNDOKrome North Service Processing Center, FL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/28/1969
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
PANAMA
DATE OF DEATH
12/23/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Krome Service Processing Center, Miami, FL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Krome North Service Processing Center, FL
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Blood Cancer
JOSE NELSON, REYES‐ZALAYAOrleans Parish Sheriff, New Orleans, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/15/1982
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
7/17/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Orleans Parish
Sheriff, New Orleans, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Orleans Parish Sheriff, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cancer
JOSE RANGEL, RODRIGUEZKern County Jail (Lerdo), CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/8/1971
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
3/3/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Kern Medical
Center, Bakersfield, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Kern County Jail (Lerdo), CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Histoplasmosis Sepsis
JOSE, AGUILAR‐ ESPINOZATheo Lacy Facility, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/1/1955
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
1/31/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Theo Lacy Facility, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Natural Causes
JOSE, ALVAREZ GOMEZJena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/18/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
12/27/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
LaSalle General Hospital, Jena, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Jena/LaSalle
Detention Facility, LA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Seizure
JOSE, HERRERA‐TERANPike County Correctional Facility, PA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/12/1933
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
6/15/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Pike County Correctional Facility, Milford, PA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Pike County Correctional Facility, PA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Myocardial Infarction
Jose, Leonardo LEMUS‐ RajoColumbia Kendal Hospital, FL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/6/1992
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
4/28/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, FL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Kendal Hospital, FL
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Alcohol
Withdrawal Syndrome due to Chronic Ethanolism
JOSE, LOPEZ‐ GREGORIOEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/1/1974
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
9/29/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, Eloy, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
JOSE, LOPEZ‐LARAEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/20/1948
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
10/24/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cerebral Infarct
JOSE, ROSELL SIERRAForth Worth Federal Medical Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/25/1933
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
1/8/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Forth Worth Federal Medical Center, Ft. Worth, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Forth Worth Federal Medical Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pneumonia
JOSE, TUNON‐ABEALTensas Parish Detention Center, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/7/1952
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
5/21/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
E.A. Conway
Hospital, Monroe, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Tensas Parish
Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Renal Failure
JOSE, ZAROUWicomico County Detention Center, MD
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/18/1948
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
ARGENTINA
DATE OF DEATH
11/1/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Wicomico County
Detention Center, Salisbury, MD
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Wicomico County
Detention Center, MD
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Tamponade
JOSEPH, DANTICAKrome North Service Processing Center, FL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/7/1923
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HAITI
DATE OF DEATH
11/4/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Krome North Service Processing Center, FL
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
Juan Luis, BOCH‐PaniaguaJena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/7/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
6/1/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Ochsner Medical Center, Jefferson, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Jena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
GI hemorrhages and cirrhosis of the liver, as well as emphysema and granulomas in the lungs consistent with tuberculosis
JUAN PABLO, FLORES‐SEGURASan Bernadino Hold Room, CA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/9/1980
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
5/30/2012
LOCATION OF DEATH
Saint Bernardine
Hospital, San Bernardino, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
San Bernadino Hold Room, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOLD
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardian Arrest
JUAN, ALONSOColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/14/1930
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
8/1/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Columbia Care
Center, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Renal Failure
JUAN, BAIRESKern County Jail (Lerdo), CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/27/1982
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
11/12/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Kern Medical
Center, Bakersfield, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Kern County Jail (Lerdo), CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Self‐Sustained Head Injuries
JUAN, FIGUEREDO‐ LOPEZSpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/8/1958
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
5/29/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Springfield Federal Medical Center, Springfield, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Pulmonary Embolis
JUAN, GARCIA‐ HERNADEZFlorence Servicing Processing Center, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/8/1976
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
9/14/2015
LOCATION OF DEATH
Florence Hospital at
Anthem (FHA), Florence, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Florence Servicing
Processing Center, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
JUAN, PALOMO‐ RODRIQUEZHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/20/1980
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
1/13/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
Memorial Hermann Hospital (MHH), Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Coronary Disease
JUAN, SALAZAR‐GOMEZEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/24/1976
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
12/14/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, Eloy, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
JULIAN, COGLE‐DEL PINOButner Federal Correctional Institute, NC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/17/1938
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
5/7/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, Butner, NC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, NC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cancer
JULIO, MARTINEZOtay Mesa Detention Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/21/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
1/4/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otay Mesa
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Lymphatic Cancer
Kamyar SamimiAurora Contract Detention Facility
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1953
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
IRAN
DATE OF DEATH
12/2/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
University of Colorado Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Aurora Contract Detention Facility, CO
IHSC STAFFED
TBDN
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
Hospital
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
KANDIAH, SATKUNES‐ WARANMiddlesex County Jail, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/6/1964
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
SRI LANKA
DATE OF DEATH
4/17/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Middlesex County Jail, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Natural Causes
KAZIMIERZ, HOLOWIENKOColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/19/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
POLAND
DATE OF DEATH
6/16/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Providence Northeast Hospital, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cance
LESLIS, RODRIGUEZPort Isabel Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/21/1963
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
7/31/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Valley Baptist
Medical Center, Harlingen, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Port Isabel
Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Natural Causes
Luis Alonso, Fino MartinezEssex County Correctional Facility, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/29/1962
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
6/13/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
UMDNJ/Rutgers
Hospital, Newark, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Essex County
Correctional Facility, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Congestive Heart
Failure/Cardiovascular Disease
Luis Ramirez-MarcanoKrome Detention Center
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1959
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
NIGERIA
DATE OF DEATH
2/19/2018
LOCATION OF DEATH
Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Krome Detention Center, Miami, Fla
IHSC STAFFED
TBD
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
Hospital
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Unknown
LUIS, ANACHE‐ CAMPOSDevens Federal Medical Center, MA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/6/1957
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
11/30/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Devens Federal
Medical Center, Ayer, MA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Devens Federal
Medical Center, MA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
LUIS, DUBEGEL‐PAEZRolling Plains Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/31/1947
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
3/14/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Rolling Plains
Detention Center, Haskell, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Rolling Plains
Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertension and
Athersclerotic Heart Disease
MANUEL, COTA‐DOMINGOEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/12/1978
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
12/23/2012
LOCATION OF DEATH
Saint Joseph's
Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Diabetes
MANUEL, PEREZ‐AYALARochester Federal Medical Center, MN
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/24/1949
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
3/14/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Thomas More
Hospital, Canon City, CO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Rochester Federal
Medical Center, MN
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sudden Cardiac Death
MARCOS NAVARRETTE‐ QUINTANAEl Paso County Criminal Justice Center, CO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/22/1978
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
6/18/2015
LOCATION OF DEATH
Memorial Hospital
Central (MHC), Colorado Springs, CO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
El Paso County Criminal Justice Center, CO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cirrhosis of the liver
MARIA, INAMAGUA‐ MERCHARamsey County Adult Detention Center, MN
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
11/19/1975
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
ECUADOR
DATE OF DEATH
4/4/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Ramsey County Adult Detention Center, St. Paul, MN
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Ramsey County Adult Detention Center, MN
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Neurocysticercosis
MARIA, SOLIS‐PEREZJefferson County Jail, TX
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
10/20/1959
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
3/6/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Jefferson County Jail, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Subarachnoid
Hemorrhage due to Ruptured Berry Aneurysm
MARIO FRANCISCO, CHAVEZ‐TORRESEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/10/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
COLOMBIA
DATE OF DEATH
12/13/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Eloy Federal Contract Facility, Eloy, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation Midbrain
MARJORIE ANNMARIE, BELLOtay Mesa Detention Center, CA
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
4/23/1965
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
JAMAICA
DATE OF DEATH
2/13/2014
LOCATION OF DEATH
Sharp Chula Vista
Medical Center, Chula Vista, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otay Mesa
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sudden Cardiac Death
MAURO, RIVERA‐ROMEROEl Paso Service Processing Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/10/1968
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
10/5/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
Del Sol Medical Center, El Paso, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
El Paso Service
Processing Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
HIV complications (presumed)
MIGUEL ANGEL, HERNANDEZNorth Georgia Detention Center, GA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/24/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
4/28/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
Northeastern
Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
North Georgia Detention Center, GA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Heart attack
MIGUEL ANGEL, SARABIA‐ ORTEGALas Vegas Hold Room, NV
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/27/1975
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
1/17/2012
LOCATION OF DEATH
Desert Springs
Hospital, Las Vegas, NV
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Las Vegas Hold Room, NV
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOLD
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Methemphetamine Intoxication
MIGUEL, RODRIGUEZ‐ GONZALEZSan Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/19/1930
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
5/21/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, San Pedro, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
San Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sequelae of Chronic Renal Failure
MOISES, TINO‐ LOPEZHall County Department of Corrections, NE
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/2/1992
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
9/27/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Francis Hospital, Grand Island, NE
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Hall County
Department of Corrections, NE
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Anoxic Brain Injury due
to Cardiac Arrest due to Seizure
N, ENRIQUEZ‐ BETANCOURTEtowah County Jail, AL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/21/1949
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
8/11/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Etowah County Jail, Gadsden, AL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Etowah County Jail, AL
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
NAIL YOURSEF, DAWOODEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/13/1966
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
IRAQ
DATE OF DEATH
7/21/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, Eloy, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Coronary Artery Vasculitis
NAND, MAYA (AKA NARID, MAYA)Eloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/24/1948
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
FIJI
DATE OF DEATH
2/2/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Mary's Hospital, Tuscon, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
NERY, ROMEROBergen County Jail, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/9/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
2/12/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
Bergen County Jail, Hackensack, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Bergen County Jail, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
NHO THI, NGUYENHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
7/7/1953
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
VIETNAM
DATE OF DEATH
7/2/2015
LOCATION OF DEATH
Memorial Hermann Hospital (MHH), Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Ruptured cerebral artery aneurysm
NHUNG, VARGASHarris County Jail, GA
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
9/23/1968
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
VIETNAM
DATE OF DEATH
6/8/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus, GA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Harris County Jail, GA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
OLDRICH, TOMANEKRolling Plains Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/25/1961
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CZECH REPUBLIC
DATE OF DEATH
4/25/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Haskell Hospital, Haskell, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Rolling Plains
Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Bilateral pulmonary thromboembli
Olubunmi, JOSHUA‐ToyinRolling Plains Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
6/1/1962
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
UNITED KINGDOM
DATE OF DEATH
10/24/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Haskell Hospital, Haskell, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Rolling Plains
Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Complications of Cardiovascular Disease
OSMAN, YUSIFOtay Mesa Detention Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/7/1972
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GHANA
DATE OF DEATH
6/27/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Otay Mesa
Detention Center, San Diego, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otay Mesa
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Coronary Artery Vasculitis
OSMAR EPIFANIO, GONZALEZ‐ GADBAAdelanto Correctional Facility, CA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/10/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
NICARAGUA
DATE OF DEATH
3/28/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Victor Valley Community Hospital, Victorville, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Adelanto Correctional Facility, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypoxic Encephalopathy due to hanging
Osvadis Montesino-CabreraKrome Detention Center
OTALIO, SOCA‐ROSKrome North Service Processing Center, FL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/3/1981
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
8/23/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Krome North Service Processing Center, Miami, FL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Krome North Service Processing Center, FL
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
PABLO, GRACIDA‐CONTEEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/9/1957
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
10/30/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Congestive Heart Failure
PABLO, ORTIZ‐ MATAMOROSJoe Corley Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/24/1987
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
2/8/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Conroe Regional
Medical Center, Conroe, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Joe Corley
Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Shock
PEDRO JUAN, TAVAREZSuffolk County House of Corrections, MA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/25/1960
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
DATE OF DEATH
10/19/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Bringham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Suffolk County House of Corrections, MA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Heart Failure
PEDRO, GUMAYAGAYStewart Detention Center, GA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/27/1957
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
PHILIPPINES
DATE OF DEATH
1/29/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Stewart Webster
Hospital, Richland, GA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Stewart Detention Center, GA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Metastic
Adenocarcinoma of Lungs
PEDRO, HERRERA‐LIMASYork County Prison, PA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/29/1972
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
12/15/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Shepherd's Choice Nursing and Rehab, Gettysburg, PA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
York County Prison, PA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Carcinoma of Lung
PETER GEORGE CARLYSLE, ROCKWELLHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/9/1967
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CANADA
DATE OF DEATH
2/22/2014
LOCATION OF DEATH
Memorial Hermann Hospital (MHH), Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
QI GEN, GUOClinton County Correctional Facility, PA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/9/1963
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CHINA
DATE OF DEATH
2/23/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
Clinton County Correctional Facility, Lock Haven, PA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Clinton County Correctional Facility, PA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia Suicide
Rafael, BARCENAS‐ PadillaOtero County Processing Center, NM
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/24/1965
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
4/7/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Del Sol Medical Center, El Paso, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otero County
Processing Center, NM
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Diffuse Alveolar Damage
due to Bronchopneumonia
RAMIRO, GUTIERREZSacramento County Jail, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/28/1966
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
1/17/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
San Joaquin General
Hospital, French Camp, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Sacramento County Jail, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Bleed
RAQUELl, CALDERON‐DE HILDAGOEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
1/20/1980
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
11/27/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, Casa Grande, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Natural Causes
RAUDEL, CARLOS‐CORTEZMira Loma Detention Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/17/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
10/3/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Mira Loma
Detention Center, Lancaster, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Mira Loma
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
RAUL ERNESTO MORALES‐ RAMOSAdelanto Correctional Facility, CA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/22/1970
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
4/6/2015
LOCATION OF DEATH
Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Palmdale, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Adelanto Correctional Facility, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
REINALDO, PRADO‐ ARENCILIAHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/10/1967
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
10/3/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Northeast Medical Center Hospital, Humble, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Seizure Disorder of Unknown Etiology
RENE, CASTRO‐JIMENEZDevens Federal Medical Center, MA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/26/1939
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
8/15/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Devens Federal
Medical Center, Ayer, MA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Devens Federal
Medical Center, MA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Coronary Artery Athlersclerosis
RENE, CRUZ GARCIAButner Federal Correctional Institute, NC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/12/1952
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
6/11/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, Butner, NC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, NC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Non‐Small Cell Lung Cancer
RICARDO, ROJAS‐MARTINEZHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/28/1958
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
12/19/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
Memorial Hermann Hospital (MHH), Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Heart Attack
RICHARD, RUSTOakdale Federal Detention Center, LA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/5/1970
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
JAMAICA
DATE OF DEATH
5/29/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Oakdale Community Hospital, Oakdale, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Oakdale Federal Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrythmia
ROBERTO, LEDESMAN‐ GUERREOOtay Mesa Detention Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/10/1933
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
12/2/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Sharp Chula Vista
Medical Center, Chula Vista, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Otay Mesa
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiopulmonary Arrest
ROBERTO, MARTINEZ MEDINAStewart Detention Center, GA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/7/1969
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
3/11/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Stewart Detention Center, GA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
ROGELIO, CANALES BACAPinal County Jail, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/28/1972
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
7/8/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Pike County Correctional Facility, Milford, PA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Pinal County Jail, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
Roger, RAYSONJena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/3/1969
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
JAMAICA
DATE OF DEATH
3/13/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Lafayette General Hospital, Lafayette, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Jena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
Rolando Meza EspinozaHudson County Correctional Facility, NJ
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1973
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
Honduras
DATE OF DEATH
6/10/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Jersey City Medical Center,
Jersey City, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Hudson County Correctional Facility, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
TBD
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Gastrointestinal bleeding
ROLANDO, JIMON TINIGUARDOColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/5/1989
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
9/30/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Providence Northeast Hospital, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Diabetes Complications
ROSA ISELA, CONTRERAS‐ DOMINGUEZEl Paso Service Processing Center, TX
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
9/17/1971
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
8/9/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
Del Sol Medical Center, El Paso, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
El Paso Service
Processing Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pulmonary Thromboembolism
SALL, ABDEULAYEPiedmont Regional Jail, VA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/27/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUINEA
DATE OF DEATH
12/2/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Piedmont Regional Jail, Farmville, VA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Piedmont Regional Jail, VA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hemoperitoneum due to spontaneous rupture of right renal vein
SAMOU, FANKEULourdes Hospital, Padukah, KY
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/16/1966
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CAMEROON
DATE OF DEATH
5/11/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Lourdes Hospital,
Padukah, KY
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Lourdes Hospital,
Padukah, KY
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOLD
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
AIDS
SANDRA MARINA, KENLEYHampton Roads Regional Jail, VA
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
5/3/1953
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
BARBADOS
DATE OF DEATH
12/18/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Hampton Roads
Regional Jail, Portsmouth, VA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Hampton Roads Regional Jail, VA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
SANTIAGO, SIERRA‐SANCHEZUtah County Jail, UT
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/14/1976
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
7/12/2014
LOCATION OF DEATH
Utah Valley
Regional Medical Center, Provo, UT
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Utah County Jail, UT
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Staphylococcus aureus infection
Santo, CARELAOrange County Jail, NY
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/30/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
DATE OF DEATH
7/28/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Orange Regional Medical Center/St.Mary's Medical Center, Middleton, NY
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Orange County Jail, NY
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
SAUL ENRIQUE, BANEGAS‐ GUZMANJena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/27/1969
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
1/22/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Rapides Regional
Medical Center, Alexandria, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Jena/LaSalle
Detention Facility, LA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Myocardial Infarction
SEBASTIAN, MEJIA VICENTESHampton Roads Regional Jail, VA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/25/1977
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
8/22/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Hampton Roads
Regional Jail, Portsmouth, VA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Hampton Roads Regional Jail, VA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
SEBASTIAN, PADILLA‐PEREZYork County Prison, PA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/4/1938
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
11/21/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
York Hospital, York, PA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
York County Prison, PA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Leukemia
SERGIO ALONSO, LOPEZAdelanto Correctional Facility, CA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/9/1962
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
4/13/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Victor Valley Community Hospital, Victorville, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Adelanto Correctional Facility, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hepatorenal Syndrome from End Stage Renal Disease, Developed Shock
SERGIO, JIMENEZ‐ROJASTensas Parish Detention Center, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/15/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
2/7/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
E.A. Conway
Hospital, Monroe, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Tensas Parish
Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
HIV Complications
SERGIO, SANCHEZ‐ RODRIGUEZButner Federal Correctional Institute, NC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/9/1951
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
10/30/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, Butner, NC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, NC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Metastic Carcinoma of Lung
SILVIO, LAZO REINOSOSpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/10/1954
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
4/7/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Springfield Federal Medical Center, Springfield, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pancreatic Cancer
SIMON, REYES‐ ALTIMIRANOEl Paso Service Processing Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/24/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
10/12/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Mesa Hills Specialty Hospital, El Paso, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
El Paso Service Processing Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Brain Tumor
SUNG SOO, HEOPassaic County Jail, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/13/1954
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
KOREA
DATE OF DEATH
2/16/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Passaic County Jail, Paterson, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Passaic County Jail, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
TANVEER, AHMADMonmouth County Correctional Institute, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/3/1962
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
PAKISTAN
DATE OF DEATH
9/9/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Monmouth County Correctional Institute, Freehold, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Monmouth County Correctional Institute, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Occlusive Coronary Atherosclerosis
Thongchay, SAENGSIRIJena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/8/1950
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
LAOS
DATE OF DEATH
3/17/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
LaSalle General Hospital, Jena, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Jena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with contribution of Emphysema (COPD) and obesity
TIOMBE KIMANA, CARLOSYork County Prison, PA
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
11/21/1978
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
ANTIGUA‐ BARBUDA
DATE OF DEATH
10/23/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
York County Jail, York, PA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
York County Prison, PA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Suicide by Hanging
VALERY, JOSEPHGlades County Detention Center, FL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/7/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HAITI
DATE OF DEATH
6/20/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Glades County
Detention Center, Moore Haven, FL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Glades County
Detention Center, FL
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Seizure Disorder
VERA, STOJKAColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
10/20/1952
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CZECH REPUBLIC
DATE OF DEATH
7/24/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Columbia Care
Center, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Liver Cancer
VICENTE, CACERES ‐ MARADIAGAAdelanto Correctional Facility, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/27/1970
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
5/31/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Victor Valley Community Hospital, Victorville, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Adelanto Correctional Facility, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
VICTOR, ARELLANOSan Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/10/1983
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
7/20/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, San Pedro, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
San Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sequalue of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
VICTOR, RAMIREZ‐REYESElizabeth Contract Detention Facility, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/25/1955
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
ECUADOR
DATE OF DEATH
9/26/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
VINCENT, MURPHYSuffolk County House of Corrections, MA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/5/1946
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
JAMAICA
DATE OF DEATH
2/4/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Suffolk County
House of Corrections, Boston, MA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Suffolk County House of Corrections, MA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
WALTER, ALVAREZ‐ ESQUIVELLaredo Processing Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/4/1958
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
7/6/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Laredo Medical Center, Laredo, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Laredo Processing Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Hemorrhagic
Cerebral Vascular Accident
WALTER, RODRIGUEZ CASTROKern County Jail (Lerdo), CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/21/1977
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
4/23/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Kern County Jail
(Lerdo), Bakerfield, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Kern County Jail (Lerdo), CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cryptocaccal Meningitis
WELMER ALBERTO, GARCIA‐HUEZORio Grande Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/16/1989
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
8/3/2014
LOCATION OF DEATH
Laredo Medical Center, Laredo, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Rio Grande
Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Natural Causes
Wenceslau Esmerio, CAMPOSSouth Texas Detention Complex, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/3/1967
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
BRAZIL
DATE OF DEATH
11/25/2016
LOCATION OF DEATH
Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
South Texas Detention Complex, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Complications of Myocardial Infarction w/Cardiovascular Disease
WILFREDO, HERNANDEZColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/20/1939
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
3/3/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Coronary Artery Disease
YOUNG SOOK, KIMMetropolitan Detention Center, NM
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
11/5/1948
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
KOREA
DATE OF DEATH
9/11/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
LoveLace Medical
Center, Albuquerque, NM
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Bernalillo County
Detention Center, NM
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Widely Metastatic Pancratic Cancer
Yulio Castro-GarridoStewart Detention Center
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBAN
DATE OF DEATH
1/31/2018
LOCATION OF DEATH
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Stewart Detention Center, Lumpkin, GA
IHSC STAFFED
TBD
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
Hospital
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pneumonia
YVEL, FILS‐AIMEHampton Roads Regional Jail, VA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/3/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HAITI
DATE OF DEATH
11/22/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Hampton Roads
Regional Jail, Portsmouth, VA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Hampton Roads Regional Jail, VA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Drowning
Since 2003, 179 immigrant detainees have died in custody, many from preventable causes, like pneumonia and alcohol withdrawal. Human rights groups point to dozens of others who endure painful medical conditions and must wait for care or never receive it at all.

Like Jimenez, they’ve been dropped into a ballooning system whose rapid growth and diffuse nature would make it hard for the government to closely monitor, even if it attempted to do so.

ICE had fewer than 7,500 detention beds in 1995. Now the system is 500 percent bigger, with nearly 40,000 beds nationwide in 200 facilities that operate under three different sets of government standards. The Trump administration plans to add 12,000 more beds this year alone even as vulnerable detainees currently fall through the cracks.


JeanCarlo Jimenez completed his self-portrait and tied knots in a white bed sheet to shorten it. A guard  observed him jumping rope with it.


Federal officials largely maintain a hands-off approach, leaving it to private prison companies like CoreCivic and the GEO Group to run day-to-day affairs. The companies tend to run them like prisons and not as the civil detention facilities that the law says they are.

Photo: Robin Urevich

“Contractors operating facilities for ICE typically have backgrounds in corrections, and this shapes how they administer their ICE detention facilities,” said Kevin Landy, who led the Obama administration’s immigration detention reform efforts as the head of ICE’s Office of Detention Policy and Planning.

“Problems such as medical care, the way disciplinary proceedings are administered, the lack of sensitivity to detainee needs, and conditions generally reflect the problems writ large in our correctional system,” Landy said.

At Stewart, these problems have been particularly acute, said attorney Azadeh Shahshahani, whose group, Project South, monitors conditions at Stewart. “The facility needs to be shut down. It’s beyond redemption.”

Jimenez had come to the United States from Panama when he was 10, graduated from high school in Kansas, and considered himself American, even though he lived in the U.S. without documents most of his life. Public records show he even registered to vote in North Carolina — as a Republican.

“When I heard what happened, it blew my mind,” said Matt Schott, who was about four years older than Jean Jimenez and now works for an oil and gas exploration company in Kansas. Jimenez was 19 when he and his sister, Karina Kelly, came to Matt’s church, and they became friends 12 years ago. “He brought a lot of laughter to everybody,” Schott said, recalling Jean’s huge open smile. In photos, he’s beaming, showing a mouthful of teeth and wearing a big afro.

“Jean would just show up at the house. We’d play Christian worship music, and be up till 3 or 4 in the morning. We would get a bunch of food and go to a park,” Schott remembered. A video on Jean’s Facebook page shows him executing expert dance moves as friends play instruments outdoors.

Schott said when they began to share more of their lives, Jean tearfully told Matt he was undocumented and had to hide in plain sight. “He had big dreams. He wanted to start an architecture firm and had already named it — Eyes Design.”

Except for a few Facebook messages they exchanged, Schott lost track of Jimenez after the latter moved to North Carolina with his mother and stepfather about eight years ago. While there, Jimenez had obtained protection from deportation through the Obama administration’s DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

But, in the six months before he was detained, his mental health declined. He was hospitalized twice for psychotic episodes and lost his DACA status. Jimenez also had the misfortune of being arrested just as President Trump took office. The new administration had declared that anyone in the country illegally was fair game for immigration enforcement, even if they’d committed no crime or if their crimes were as minor as Jimenez’s. He was transferred to ICE custody.

For Jimenez the prospect of deportation to Panama, a country he had left behind as a child, was scary, his sister Karina wrote in a chronology of conversations with her brother that she sent to the family’s attorney. “Game is over,” Kelly recalled Jimenez saying. But before being shipped to Panama, he would be held at Stewart, arguably one of the most troubled detention centers in the country.

About six weeks into his detention a fellow detainee punched Jimenez in the groin and busted his lip. Jimenez was punished with his first stint in solitary — even though he was the victim in the attack and the detention center’s camera shows he didn’t fight back.

“I’m tired of this life,” Jimenez told his stepfather Gilberto Rodriguez in a recorded phone call soon after, his voice sounding uncharacteristically weary.

“Don’t give up, you can start over,” Rodriguez counseled. “In God’s name you’re getting out…we have to do this together.”

Just two days before his death, Jimenez’s mother, Nerina Joseph, and Rodriguez made the trip from Raleigh, North Carolina, to visit him. “She reported that he was so happy to see them, and they had the best 60 minutes a mother in her shoes could ever ask for,” Karina Kelly wrote.

Still, Jimenez’s mother was concerned about his well-being, and stopped by El Refugio, a hospitality center in Lumpkin, Georgia, where detention center visitors can find a meal and place to sleep. El Refugio volunteers also visit detainees, and Joseph requested that someone check on Jimenez. A volunteer attempted to see him the next day, but was turned away because Stewart personnel mistakenly said Jimenez couldn’t receive visitors. Records show there were no such restrictions on Jimenez’s visits.

Later that night, Jimenez completed his self-portrait, and tied knots in a white bed sheet to shorten it. A guard even observed him jumping rope with the sheet a few hours before he died and asked him about it. Jimenez replied he was staying in shape and the guard took no further action.

Ten days after Jimenez’s suicide, a fellow detainee, Abel Ramirez Blanco, told GBI investigator Justin Lowthorpe that he had listened in his cell as guards, nurses and finally paramedics labored over Jimenez’s lifeless body, and an automatic defibrillator blared robotic CPR instructions.

A videotape of the scene inside Jimenez’s cell shows nurses Shuntelle Anderson and Davis English desperately trying to resuscitate Jimenez. Anderson yells for guards to call 911. “I’m calling an ambulance,” a voice answers. Records from a regional 911 center show paramedics were called six minutes after Wims radioed a medical emergency, and arrived in Jimenez’s cell some seven minutes after they were called.

ICE inspectors haven’t yet weighed in on Jimenez’s case. But in studying a 2013 suicide, ICE reviewers criticized staff at a Pennsylvania facility for waiting four minutes to call 911, writing that the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association recommend calling 911 before beginning CPR.

Jimenez was eventually taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead less than 15 minutes after his arrival.

Red caution tape was placed in the shape of a large X on Jimenez’s cell door. Inside the cell, steel shelves held his art supplies, his artwork and a plastic instant-noodle soup bowl with some of the broth still in it. On his wall Jimenez had written, “The grave cometh. Halleluyah.”

A death like Jimenez’s “could have happened to me,” Ramirez told GBI agent Lowthorpe, because of his own anxiety and depression. Ramirez said Stewart staff didn’t help him when he reported those symptoms. Instead, he was thrown in segregation where he witnessed Jimenez’s suicide, and began to feel even more desperate.

Matt Schott struggled to reconcile his friend’s death with his Christian faith. “People believe you commit suicide and you go to hell,” Schott said. “I can’t believe that about Jean because I knew who he really was. I love the guy and I believe one day I’ll see him again.”


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Deadly Detention: Hell in the Middle of a Pine Forest

Immigrant detainees represent more than $38 million a year for CoreCivic, a for-profit prison company that is the largest employer in one of Georgia’s poorest counties.

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Former ICE Guard: “They’re always putting them in the hole — in segregation. And they manhandle people.”


Deep in a Georgia pine forest, two hours south of Atlanta, early morning mist rises in wisps over the Stewart Detention Center, a facility run by CoreCivic, one of the nation’s largest for-profit prison companies. The bucolic scene clashes with the tall, barbed wire-topped chain-link fences surrounding the center, and the echoing shouts, crackling radios and slamming doors inside the walls. Technically, the roughly 1,700 men here aren’t prisoners, but civil detainees being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as they plead their cases to remain in the United States, or as the government prepares their deportations.

Also Read: “Self-Portrait of a Tragedy”

The detainees represent more than $38 million a year for CoreCivic — the government pays the company nearly $62 a day per man. It is the largest employer in Stewart County, one of Georgia’s poorest.

Immigrant rights groups have charged that the conditions here are not only indistinguishable from those in prison, they are downright abusive. In fact, a December 2017 Homeland Security Inspector General’s report expressed concerns about human rights abuses and, last month, Joseph Romero, a retired ICE officer who served as a guard, told Capital & Main that he resigned a supervisor job at Stewart in 2016 because he didn’t like the way people were treated.


Guatemalan Asylum Seeker: “It is hell in here. I wouldn’t even recommend it to a person I hate.”


“They’re always putting them in the hole — in segregation,” Romero said. “And they manhandle people. They think they can take care of their problems like that.” Romero noted that few officers speak Spanish, so there is little understanding or communication between guards and detainees.

JeanCarlo Jimenez Joseph’s suicide by hanging while in solitary confinement last May and 33-year-old Cuban national Yulio Castro Garrido’s death from pneumonia last December have brought these concerns to the fore.

Jimenez was mentally ill and had been in solitary for 19 days when he died — four days longer than the United Nations Rapporteur on Torture considers torture.


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“It is hell in here. I wouldn’t even recommend it to a person I hate,” said Wilhen Hill Barrientos, a 23-year-old Guatemalan asylum seeker who has been in detention — at Stewart, the Atlanta Detention Center and at the Irwin Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia — since 2015.

In addition to many other abuses that he alleges — rotten food, forced work and abuse by guards — Hill has also served 60 days in isolation. He said it was retaliation for a grievance he’d filed. He was placed in solitary, ostensibly because he’d been exposed to chickenpox; however, other detainees who, like Hill, reported they’d had the disease as children were released.


CoreCivic documents show that detainees were in isolation for such offenses as “horse playing.”


ICE detention standards specify that isolation is to be used only to punish the three most serious categories of rule violations, and only “when alternative dispositions may inadequately regulate the detainee’s behavior.”

But CoreCivic documents released after Jimenez’s suicide show that on the day that he died, detainees were in isolation for such offenses as “horse playing,” “refusal to obey staff” or “conduct that disrupts.” Four men had been in solitary for more than 60 days. One of them, Sylvester Smith, who was deported to Sierra Leone at the end of 2017, served at least four months in isolation. His charges were variously listed as “being found guilty of a combination of th…” (the word is cut off on CoreCivic’s restricted housing roster) and “failure to obey.”

After Jimenez died, however, then-warden Bill Spivey held weekly meetings aimed at reducing the number of people in solitary. By October 2017, documents show, there were just 10 people in isolation, but when Spivey retired and an assistant warden took over, the census more than doubled. CoreCivic spokesman Jonathan Burns didn’t respond to emailed questions about the current number of men in segregation.

Joseph Romero, the former ICE officer who worked at Stewart, is tall and graying with a full mustache and beard. He is proud of his ICE career but thinks the for-profit detention model the government has adopted has to go.

“They should go back and have these detention centers run by Immigration, not by private contractors,” Romero said. ICE officers treat people better, because they value their careers, Romero said. “You’re making a lot more money, you have retirement and better benefits. After 20 years, you can retire. At CCA [now known as CoreCivic], you have nothing.”


A detainee says guards call detainees “wetbacks” and “dogs,” and have greeted each other with Nazi salutes.


What’s more, Romero said, Stewart was understaffed: It wasn’t uncommon for officers to work double shifts and return to work eight hours later. “That’s why they’re so irritated,” he said. Equipment was also substandard, Romero claimed. He describes gun holsters that lack the safety snap that prevents a gun from being snatched by a thief or would-be attacker.

Romero said he wanted to try to change conditions for the better at Stewart, but found resistance from a tight, insular group that ran the place, and realized he could do little. Then he witnessed an incident that convinced him it was time to leave.

He saw two guards walking a handcuffed detainee to segregation. One of them “got in the guy’s face,” Romero recalled, and the detainee head-butted the guard. “The next thing you know the guard starting punching on the guy,” Romero said. He later watched a video of the beating with his co-workers, and Romero was taken aback by their reaction. “They said he asked for it, and I’m like wait a sec… If you’re in handcuffs why would I hit you? I have total control of you.”

The guard who threw the punch got fired, and a training session followed. But Romero doesn’t know if it had any effect because he left shortly thereafter.

Hill Barrientos said from his vantage point as a detainee, Stewart is worse than it was in 2016 when Romero was there. He believes Trump’s election signaled to detention officers that they could disrespect detainees with impunity.

Guards call detainees “wetbacks” and “dogs,” Hill Barrientos charged. He said that he’s even seen white detention officers greet each other with a Nazi salute. Health care is hard for detainees to obtain, Hill Barrientos said. He worked in the kitchen with Castro Garrido, who, he said, grew increasingly sicker because he was required to work instead of being allowed time to seek medical attention. ICE initially reported in its news release about Castro’s death that he had refused medical attention, an account that was widely reported. But the agency later corrected its news release to say that Castro’s case “was resistant to some forms of medical intervention.”

Hill’s lawyer, Glenn Fogle, thinks poor detention conditions are part of the government’s aggressive deportation strategy. “That’s the whole idea — to hold people in those horrible places to make them give up,” Fogle said.

Hill said he cannot give up — he would be killed by gang members who had threatened and extorted him if he is returned to Guatemala. His case is virtually identical to that of his two brothers and a sister, all of whom have already been granted asylum, Fogle said. Still, his case has been denied. Judges at Stewart grant asylum in few cases, so Hill Barrientos now pins his hopes on the Bureau of Immigration Appeals, which is currently considering his case.

“The people that give me strength are my mother and my daughter,” Hill Barrientos said. “So I keep fighting.”


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Deadly Detention: ICE and the Troubling Suicide of Immigrant JeanCarlo Jimenez

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A Capital & Main examination of Georgia’s Stewart Detention Center reveals new details about events surrounding the suicide of a young detainee, plus an interactive map providing information about each of the 179 immigrant detainees who have died in custody since 2003.

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In her latest coverage of America’s expansive network of immigrant detention centers, Robin Urevich reports on the fateful story of JeanCarlo Jimenez Joseph, an artistic 27-year-old who got sucked into the deportation machine of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Like many undocumented detainees who arrived in the U.S. as children, and now find themselves awaiting expulsion from the nation that raised them, Jimenez felt no connection to his birth country, Panama. In fact, he found the prospect of returning there “scary.” He was also haunted by other, more formidable demons, displaying signs of mental illness before his incarceration, which may have led to his suicide last year in Georgia’s Stewart Detention Center.

Urevich’s report, “Self-Portrait of a Tragedy,” co-published by International Business Times, reveals these facts for the first time:

  • Jimenez was given only a quarter of the dose of the anti-psychotic medication he’d been prescribed outside the facility, despite asking for an increased dosage.
  • The facility waited six minutes to call 911. In a review of a 2013 suicide, ICE evaluators criticized staff at a Pennsylvania facility for waiting four minutes to call 911.
  • Jimenez was likely misclassified as the most dangerous level of detainee, resulting in his being housed with other detainees with a high-risk designation.
  • Jimenez was placed in solitary for a fight in which he was the victim, even though prison officials were aware of his history of suicide attempts. Half of successful prison suicides occur among the three to eight percent of prisoners in solitary confinement.

Our examination of Stewart also includes photographs and video and audio recordings of Jimenez and the place his young life ended.

In a companion piece, Urevich speaks to both a former ICE guard at Stewart, and an asylum seeker from Guatemala, who describe a culture of brutality and racism at the facility, which is operated under federal contract by the for-profit prison company CoreCivic.

Capital & Main also launches an interactive map created by our multimedia editor, Marco Amador, providing details about each of the 179 detainees who have died in ICE custody since 2003. Amador additionally created a disturbing video composed of detention-center phone calls between Jimenez and his family, culminating in the chaotic moments following the discovery of his body.


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DEADLY DETENTIONS: MAPPING DEATH

Capital & Main’s new project, Deadly Detention, is intended to give names and faces to undocumented immigrants who have died in federal detention, and to explain how they met such sad fates in the country most had come to in search of better lives.

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Capital & Main’s new project, Deadly Detention, is intended to give names and faces to undocumented immigrants who have died in federal detention, and to explain how they met such sad fates in the country most had come to in search of better lives. It is a counterweight to ICE’s secrecy and comes as the Trump administration expands an already sprawling detention system to accommodate the growing number of immigrants caught up in its deportation surge. The map below shows the 184 deaths in ICE custody from October 1, 2003 to July 16, 2018.

Detainee NameDetention CenterDescription
ADETUNJI, POPOOLADallas County Jail, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/10/1955
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
NIGERIA
DATE OF DEATH
2/2/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Dallas County Jail, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardia Arrhythmia
ALBERTO, LINDE‐CEPEROColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/14/1940
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
12/20/2003
LOCATION OF DEATH
Columbia Care
Center, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Brain Tumor Calioblastoma
ALBERTO, SANTOS MAIDIQUISpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/31/1948
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
11/18/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Springfield Federal Medical Center, Springfield, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Electrocution
ALEJANDRO, DIAZ‐SALGADOSouth Louisiana Detention Center, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/22/1959
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
2/3/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Savoy Medical Facility, Mamou, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
South Louisiana
Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Multi‐System Organ Failure
ALEJANDRO, GUEVARA‐ LAZAROEl Paso Service Processing Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/4/1986
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
8/13/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
Thomason Hospital, El Paso, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
El Paso Service Processing Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Ruptured Berry Aneurysm of the Right Middle Cerebral Artery
AMBROCIO, VALASQUEZPerry County Correctional Center, AL
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/19/1965
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
6/27/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Vaughan Regional
Medical Center, Selma, AL
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Perry County
Correctional Center, AL
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiopulmonary Arrest
AMRA, MILITECWeber County Jail, UT
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
2/15/1964
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
BOSNIA
DATE OF DEATH
3/20/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
McKay Dee Hospital, Ogden, UT
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Weber County Jail, UT
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Chronic colitis/ Atrial fibrillation
ANGEL, POLANCO‐ MOLINASpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/2/1952
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
3/30/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Johns Regional Healthcare Facility, Joplin, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pulmonary Embolus and Cardiac Arrest
ANIBAL, RAMIREZ‐ RAMIREZImmigration Centers of America Farmville, VA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/15/1976
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
EL SALVADOR
DATE OF DEATH
10/2/2011
LOCATION OF DEATH
University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Immigration
Centers of America Farmville, VA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Liver Failure
ANTONIO, AYALA‐GARCIASpringfield Federal Medical Center, MO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/19/1937
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
9/24/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Springfield Federal Medical Center, Springfield, MO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Springfield Federal Medical Center, MO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Renal Failure
ANTONIO, MARTINEZ‐RIVASHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/19/1961
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
10/4/2006
LOCATION OF DEATH
Houston Contract Detention Facility, Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
ARGELIO, LEYVA‐ARJONATerre Haute US Penitentiary, IN
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/18/1953
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
1/5/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Terre Haute US
Penitentiary, Terre Haute, IN
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Terre Haute US Penitentiary, IN
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
ARNOLDO, CRUZ ‐SILVAPort Isabel Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
5/6/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
5/10/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Retama Manor, Harlingen, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Port Isabel
Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cardiac Arrest
ARNULFO, RODRIGUEZ‐ SOLISOakdale Federal Detention Center, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/15/1947
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
3/13/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Oakdale Community Hospital, Oakdale, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Oakdale Federal Detention Center, LA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pneumonia Complications
ARTURO, SUARES‐ ALMENARESMiddlesex County Jail, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
11/11/1935
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
3/3/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
St. Peters Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Middlesex County Jail, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease with CHF and severe pulmonary edema
Atulkumar Babubhai, PATELAtlanta City Detention Center, GA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/31/1958
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
INDIA
DATE OF DEATH
5/16/2017
LOCATION OF DEATH
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Atlanta City Detention Center, GA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
BHUPINDER, SINGHColumbia Care Center, SC
SINGH, BHUPINDER
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/3/1956
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
INDIA
DATE OF DEATH
9/21/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Columbia Care
Center, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
End Stage Renal Disease
BOUBACAR, BAHElizabeth Contract Detention Facility, NJ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/1/1955
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUINEA
DATE OF DEATH
5/30/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
University of
Medicine, Newark, NJ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Elizabeth Contract
Detention Facility, NJ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Traumatic Brain Injury
CARLOS, FUNEZ OCHOAPort Isabel Detention Center, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
6/28/1984
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
4/23/2015
LOCATION OF DEATH
Valley Regional
Medical Center (VRMC),
Brownsville, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Port Isabel Detention Center, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Pending
CARLOS, MENDEZ‐BACCAGuadalupe City Jail, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/4/1974
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
HONDURAS
DATE OF DEATH
3/19/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Guadalupe City Jail, TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
AIDS
CESAR, GONZALEZ- BAEZMira Loma Detention Center, CA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/2/1972
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
12/5/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
USC Burn Center, Los Angeles, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Mira Loma
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Electrocution
CEZAR, RIOZ‐MARTINEZFrio County Jail, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
9/9/1978
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
2/13/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Frio County Jail,
Pearsall, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Frio County Jail,
TX
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
IGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
CLAUDIO, CORONADO‐ GABRIELJena/LaSalle Detention Facility, LA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
4/9/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
1/12/2009
LOCATION OF DEATH
Jena/LaSalle
Detention Facility, Jena, LA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Jena/LaSalle
Detention Facility, LA
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Cerebral Vascular Incident
CLEMENTE NTANGOLA, MPONDAHouston Contract Detention Facility, TX
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/31/1985
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MOZAMBIQU E
DATE OF DEATH
9/2/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Memorial Hermann Hospital (MHH), Houston, TX
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Houston Contract Detention Facility, TX
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Undetermined
CONRADO, CORREOSO‐JAYFlorence US Penitentiary, CO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/19/1941
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
1/31/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Butner Federal Correctional Institute, Butner, NC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Florence US Penitentiary, CO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Complications of Metastic Prostate Cancer
DANIEL, JORRIN‐MILLERSan Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/21/1951
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
11/4/2003
LOCATION OF DEATH
San Pedro SPC, San Pedro, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
San Pedro Service
Processing Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease
DOMINGO, MARRERO‐ ABREOSan Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/22/1943
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
CUBA
DATE OF DEATH
11/15/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, San Pedro, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
San Pedro Service Processing Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Myocardial Infarction
EDIMAR, DE ARAUJONorth Las Vegas, NV
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/9/1972
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
BRAZIL
DATE OF DEATH
8/7/2007
LOCATION OF DEATH
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
North Las Vegas, NV
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
USMS IGA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Intoxication due
to the Combined Effects of Cocaine and Hydroxyzine
EDUARDO, DELAPAZColumbia Care Center, SC
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/13/1935
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
9/27/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Columbia Care Center, SC
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Acute Cerebral Vascular Accident
EDWIN, BARNETTLemuel Shattuck Hospital, MA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
7/22/1950
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
JAMAICA
DATE OF DEATH
8/12/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Bringham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, MA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Sequelae of Chronic Renal Failure (on dialysis)
Efrain De La RosaStewart Detention Facility
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1978
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
Mexico
DATE OF DEATH
7/12/2018
LOCATION OF DEATH
Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center,
Cuthbert, Georgia
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Stewart Detention Facility
IHSC STAFFED
NA
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
HOSPITAL
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Self-inflicted strangulation
ELIAS, LOPEZ RUELASEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
2/16/1950
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
1/4/2005
LOCATION OF DEATH
RTA Hospice, Casa Grande, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Cirrhosis of Unclear Etiology
ELSA, GUADALUPE‐ GONZALESEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH
12/15/1988
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
4/28/2013
LOCATION OF DEATH
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, Eloy, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal
Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Suicide by Hanging
EMMANUEL, OWUSUEloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
1/10/1946
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GHANA
DATE OF DEATH
10/6/2008
LOCATION OF DEATH
Casa Grande
Regional Medical Center, Casa Grande, AZ
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Eloy Federal Contract Facility, AZ
IHSC STAFFED
Yes
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Suicide by Hanging
ENRIQUE, MENDEZEL Centro Service Processing Center, CA
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
8/23/1933
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
MEXICO
DATE OF DEATH
6/14/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
El Centro Regional Hospital, El Centro, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
EL Centro Service Processing Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
SPC
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Metastic Carcinoma of Prostate Gland
ERNESTO, GOMEZ‐ VASQUEZMira Loma Detention Center, CA
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
10/10/1979
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GUATEMALA
DATE OF DEATH
3/5/2010
LOCATION OF DEATH
Kindred
Rehabilitation Hospital, CA
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Mira Loma
Detention Center, CA
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
DIGSA
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Multiple Conditions
ERVIN, RUIZ‐TABARESGuaynabo Metropolitan Detention Center, PR
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
3/25/1980
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
COLOMBIA
DATE OF DEATH
9/25/2004
LOCATION OF DEATH
Guaynabo
Metropolitan Detention Center, San Juan, PR
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Guaynabo
Metropolitan Detention Center, PR
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
BOP
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Asphyxia
EVALIN‐ ALI, MANDZADenver Contract Detention Facility, CO
 
 
SEX
M
DATE OF BIRTH
12/5/1965
COUNTRY OF BIRTH
GABON
DATE OF DEATH
4/12/2012
LOCATION OF DEATH
Aurora Medical Center, Aurora, CO
LOCATION OF LAST DETENTION
Denver Contract Detention Facility, CO
IHSC STAFFED
No
FACILITY TYPE (DETAILED)
CDF
FINAL CAUSE OF DEATH
Myocardial Infarction, Severe Left Main Coronary Artery Stenosis
EVELYN, OBEYYork County Prison, PA
 
 
SEX
F
DATE OF BIRTH