Two prison inmate deaths referred to State Police for investigation | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Two prison inmate deaths referred to State Police for investigation

Posted By on Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Two inmate deaths, in separate Arkansas prisons, were referred to State Police for investigation, according to the Arkansas Department of Correction. Both were found deceased in their cell.

Kenneth Jones, 29, was found dead at approximately 9 a.m. on Aug. 5 in his cell at the Cummins Unit in Grady, according to the ADC. He was serving a 25-year sentence for sexual assault.

UPDATE (3:12 p.m.) Jones, according to a medical examiner report obtained by the Arkansas Times, was last seen alive at 8:10 a.m. the morning of Aug. 5 by an ADC official. He was pronounced dead later at 9:09 p.m. after a nurse found him "lying on [the] floor on his left side blue in the face." The inmate, at the time of death, was in a single man cell says the report and had a history of seizure disorder, chronic back pain and arthritis.

Cody Brickner, 30, was found dead in his cell at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sept. 2 at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker. He was serving a 4-year sentence for forgery.

ADC said that, along with the State Police investigation, the department would be conducting its own internal investigation.

Tags: , , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Jacob Rosenberg

Readers also liked…

  • Former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel applauds Trump's EPA choice of climate change denier Scott Pruitt

    Dustin McDaniel gives the thumbs up to a man set to dismantle EPA regulations.
    • Dec 8, 2016
  • The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

    Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Viewed

  • Proposed child holding site in Arkansas 5 miles from WWII Japanese-American internment camp

    One big difference between Rohwer and today: The parents kept at Rohwer in World War II weren't separated from their children.
  • Baby gorilla born at zoo

    The Little Rock Zoo has a happy announcement: The birth of a healthy baby gorilla. The baby, whose sex has not been determined, was born to Sekani, who came to the zoo in 2004 from Toronto; her baby is her third. The father of the baby is a silverback, Kivu, and he is being "very attentive" to his first child, the zoo reports. Kivu came to the zoo in 2016 from Santa Barbara.
  • LR woman sues Louisville police over failures in rape investigation

    Salisa Luster Harrison, who now lives in Little Rock, Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit in Louisville, Ky., alleging multiple failures by the Louisville police investigating a sexual assault of her more than 10 years ago.

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation