Inmate Found Dead at Durango Jail; MCSO Goon-Squad Thuggery Not Suspected in Death...This Time

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An inmate at the Durango Jail died last night -- and it wasn't at the hands of a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detention officer, according to the MCSO.

MCSO Officer Chris Hegstrom tells New Times the death is being investigated as a "natural causes death."

Hegstrom says he won't identify the dead inmate until next of kin has been notified. He also wouldn't tell us the age of the inmate, or what landed him in the county clink.

He says the death is still under investigation.

The inmate is the second guest of the county to die in one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails in the last 32 days. The last inmate death, that of 44-year-old Marty Atencio, was a far-cry from a "natural causes death."

Atencio was arrested on December 15 after allegedly getting a little too aggressive with a Phoenix woman. He was taken to the Fourth Avenue Jail, where he was Tased multiple times by an MCSO detention officer -- despite his already being in custody, and being surrounded by more than a dozen law enforcement officials, including the Phoenix police who arrested him.

He died several days later after his family took him off life support. Click here to watch video of MCSO detention officers Tasing Atencio.

We'll get all the details about the most-recent dead inmate when they become available. Check back for updates.

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DeathInstitute
DeathInstitute

Death investigation within the facility is bound by specific policy and procedures. Those policies and procedures are specific in nature and in and of themselves point to other  key information that exists and dovetails the issues surrounding this individsual but so often is never requested.  We hope to see follow-up articles.

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Coz
Coz

How can you be sure, how can anyone trust anything coming out of MCSO ?

Fascin8ed
Fascin8ed

It happened in work release. I was there. He wasn't found dead. He was his way in after a day out and sick like everyone in there. He waited on a picnic table for 40 minutes before they got him in the ofice and then another 20 before they called for help. In that time we wathched him vomiting and turning yellow. He might have been saved had they responded immediately.

HELLS ANGELS MC MESA
HELLS ANGELS MC MESA

If you ever do time in the joint like I did in a real Penitentiary or { THE BIG HOUSE }   you will find out quick that the worst and most violent guys in the joint are not the cops or guards but the prison gangs or clicks or crews and other convicts and inmates. daily violence or stabbings are your main concern 99% in your daily life not a guard beating you up or killing you. other cons are out to get you daily. and oh yes they dont want to rape you they want to intimidate you and hustle or beat you bloody  out of your canteen money and if you dont sign it over they might beat you to death or stab you. so you must learn to fight back hard and stab another human or dont go to prison. prison is not a place for  weak white surburban  yuppie new times internet sissys like 99% of you out there reading this.

Just Another Rider
Just Another Rider

jail or prison is a good place to avoid if you dont like violence. DUH. and life on the streets of America and life itself is also the same way. death is certain, life is not. we all die sooner or later so get used to. we are all doomed. there is no hope so kill yourself now! all humans suck and are selfish and evil.

Just Another Rider
Just Another Rider

maybe it was the usual convict inmate thuggery that killed him this time and not the hacks-jail guards?

TheChef
TheChef

Deborah Braillard wasn't beat to death either.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Am I right to not believe this?

Jason
Jason

I smell a big fat lie coming from MCSO. 

I strongly suspect that the death was ANYTHING but natural...Get ready Maricopa County taxpayers, I see yet another notice of claim on the horizon.

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

Well you seem so proud of the fact that you are a convict, you wear it like a badge!  I too wear a badge of pride, while you being the fuckup that you obviously are, languished in prison I commited to a number of years in the military.  So, and I know for fact there are a number of other vets posting on the NT blog, you calling us pussies for not being a major worthless fuckup like you... really doesn't mean alot... you have no crediblity... in our own words you're a felon... A dim dark world you continue to live in... because you don't have the balls or brains to educate yourself and move on?

Kay
Kay

Good grief..if you and Just Another Rider are so miserable in this life, why don't you just off yourself???  Donate your bodies to science..oops, I take that back, after reading your posts, they're probably so putrified from an entire lifetime of drugs and alcohol that science wouldn't have them.  Try a fertilizer company...that way you'll have at least left one good contribution and excuse for your existence behind.

Just Another Rider
Just Another Rider

 unemployed 33 yr old atheists like you dont believe in anything. like getting a job and working for one thing.

malasangre
malasangre

HA sticking up for po-po?  tell me it ain't so!  wtf

HELLS ANGELS MC MESA
HELLS ANGELS MC MESA

All humans lie including you Jason. your as guilty as the rest of the human filth out there called the human race.

Deniseaz
Deniseaz

or could have been treated before this person died from what ever it was .

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol actually maybe they would be poster children for not doing drugs.

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

Out flies the fucking religious card and the unemployment card... you forgot to call him a fucking illegal.   Blow it out your ass monkey.  How is it that working for some jerkoff corporation or thumping on a bible puts you on higher ground?   

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

what does god have to do with MCSO lying to the public all the time Troll? you are really a pathetic piece of shit.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

you mean like how Marty was left in a cell to die with no treatment for almost 15 minutes?

Jason
Jason

This is the MCSO. They routinely deny medical care to their inmates. I don't think this person had a chance in the Flaccid Failure's gulags.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Jason statement was "MOST", not "all", seems to me your hells angels bulb needs replacing, the dim light when out.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol and you think you know this about me how?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol oh look, the pussies from the "hells angels" that hide anonymously on the net and threaten people. Oh wow I am so scared.. I won't post here anymore LMAO.

HELLS ANGELS MC MESA
HELLS ANGELS MC MESA

 Try telling that to all the people sentenced to long term time at tent city. your an ignorant pompous naive fool Jason just like you sound. you dont know diddly squat about jails or prison life.

HELLS ANGELS MC MESA
HELLS ANGELS MC MESA

 plenty of people are doing real time in jails. not all are detainees. I did 4+ years in the 4th ave jail for a small crime I did.

Jason
Jason

Most inmates in jail are pre-trial detainees. Or have you always been this retarded? 

Just Another Rider
Just Another Rider

 sounds like in your fantasy world mind you think MARTY was a personal pal of yours. but in real life you could give a shit less about Marty or anybody else for that matter. get real PTCGAZ you dont give a fucking shit about anybody but yourself like most humans. your full of fake careing bullshit.  quit acting like you really care.

Just Another Rider
Just Another Rider

 all convicts are really nice guys and none of them would ever do any harm to any human they are all perfect angels.

Deniseaz
Deniseaz

Jason ,, my views as well, there has been may writings on the medical mishaps , or non care in his gulags , women have died, men have died , for non medical treatment . soooo i do not just buy , "natural occurrence" . would lean to the side of neglect of medical care more so .

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