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.
, 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
, 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.