If anyone knows more about Nelson Johnson's life or death, I'd appreciate it if you'd contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-580-6807), so I can tell his story more completely.
Bob Ortega - Arizona Republic
July 2, 2012
At the time of his death, Nelson Johnson, 31, was being held in maximum security in the prison's Kasson unit, which includes mental-health and disciplinary detention cells. Officials couldn't immediately confirm that Johnson was being held in isolation, but all the cells in Kasson are isolation cells.
Johnson is the fifth acknowledged suicide in the state prison system since Jan. 1. All but one of the suicides have been by inmates being held in isolation in maximum security at Florence or Eyman state prisons. There have been four other deaths since the beginning of March in which the department has not released a cause of death and that officials said remain under investigation.
Johnson had been imprisoned since May 11, 2011.