There was another prisoner suicide this week at the Arizona Department of Corrections' woman's prison, where family members have been deeply concerned about the conditions of confinement and lack of mental health services. It appears as if this young woman had less than a month left to serve before parole - perhaps a little longer due to the behavior problems she had in prison.
Our condolences to Lasasha's family and friends. If anyone wishes to share an obituary or anything about her life, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We try to recognize more than just the criminal record when we have access to such information.
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September 8, 2010
Inmate Death Notification
Phoenix, Az- Inmate Lasasha Cherry, ADC#244426, died while in Arizona Department of Corrections custody Monday after apparently committing suicide.
Cherry, 23, came to ADC on July 20, 2009 after a conviction from Maricopa County for abuse and unlawful use of means of transportation. She was serving 1.5 years and housed at the Lumley Unit of ASPC-Perryville.
The death is under investigation by the Department.