Inmate dies at Varner Unit, second ADC inmate death in 24 hours | Arkansas Blog

Monday, August 8, 2016

Inmate dies at Varner Unit, second ADC inmate death in 24 hours

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 4:15 PM

click to enlarge ADC
  • ADC
The Arkansas Department of Correction today announced the death of an inmate at Varner Unit. It's the second inmate death in 24 hours for the ADC. 

According to a spokesman for the ADC, last night around 10 p.m., Jody Cook, 42, an inmate at the Varner Unit in Grady, was seen "acting abnormally" in his barracks. He was sent to the infirmary, then on to a local hospital. His condition declined, and he was pronounced dead at 7:30 a.m. this morning. The Arkansas State Police will be conducting an investigation into Cook's death. 

The ADC had previously announced the death yesterday of Isaiah Chandler, 25, who died yesterday in his cell at Tucker Unit from unknown causes. 

According to information online, Cook was sentenced in 2007 out of Miller County to 35 years in prison after being convicted of rape and theft of property. He wouldn't have been eligible for parole until 2024.

Cook was notable in particular for his extensive tattoos, which, according to a long list on the ADC website, included tattoos reading or featuring: 

"PITBULL, "MAFIA: PIT BULL", "NO MERCY", "NO REGRETS", "JOHN 15:13" (CROSS), "SWATSKI", LIGHTNING BOLTS, "TYRA", "SOUTH", "LITTLE BIT", "WHITE POWER", IRON CROSS / SKULL, STAR, "SWATSKI", "DIRTY", TEAR DROP, "1013", FLAMES, 4 STARS,  "JOSEPH" and SKULL / FLAMES. 
He was also, according to the ADC description, missing half of one ear. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by David Koon

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation