4th inmate death this month reported at Northern Nevada Correctional Center

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Updated: 10/28/2013 9:44 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV, MyNews4.com & AP) — State officials are reporting the fourth inmate death this month at a Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City prison.

Nevada Department of Corrections officials say Joseph Oxford-McArthur died late Friday at a hospital, four days after he was found unresponsive in his cell.

They released no other details Saturday but say his death is under investigation.

In July, Oxford-McArthur began serving a 12- to 36-month sentence for a domestic battery conviction in Churchill County.

Officials earlier said a sick inmate died Monday at the Carson City prison, and they don't suspect foul play.

Authorities say the inmate had been incarcerated since 2009 and was serving an 8- to 20-year sentence for a burglary conviction in Clark County.

Officials say they aren't releasing the person's name until they can notify relatives.

Fifty-two-year-old Richard Ferst and 62-year-old Larry Peck died earlier in October at the prison.


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njsmith - 10/19/2014 10:52 AM
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I suggest you visit nevadacure.org and look at our extensive collection of abuse affidavits to get some idea of what really goes on inside the prisons that you pay for with your tax dollars.

BlueSquid - 12/7/2013 4:38 PM
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This is a little off of the blanket/sickness/medication topic, but did you realize that the chicken served to inmates in the Dept of Corrections (literally) says, "Not Fit for Human Consumption"? As for the blankets, one of us should try sleeping with one sheet over a 1" mat that sits on a metal rack, one stupidly thin blanket and a flat pillow which all have survived the standard bio hazards (puke, death, blood, waste) and disease, virus, bacteria, bugs, boogers, and TB.. Just to name a few. Meds? Really? By the time you get a "kite" (written request form) to see a doctor into a case manager (M-F mornings only) and they approve you to see the doctor... the issue has either gone away, you've found an alternative etc and when you DO get in to see a doctor.. your not getting pain meds. Thats for sure. Not nbuprofen, Not any narcotics like Percocet/vicodin. have you ever had Kennel Cough? Its what dogs get at the pound. In prisons its because the ventilation is just air circulating into one cell carrying all of these pathogens and bacteria into the next. Just because they are criminals varying from Domestics to DUI to substance abuse and murder, doesn't mean that they aren't human. And my opionion, based on personal experience doesn't mean that I feel sorry for all of them either...

retired - 10/29/2013 4:23 PM
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Inmates in PRISON get issued a blanket and they get pain medication if needed, when ordered by a Dr. I doubt that these convicted felons died from the cold or lack of pain medication. Most likely they died from something they came into prison with...it just caught up with them.

N8E PAIUTE - 10/28/2013 1:13 PM
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@bicycleman - did u tell on them, for not taking good care of you??

taxpaying mom - 10/27/2013 8:51 PM
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@bycycleman.... It's jail not the Hilton. Go visit Sheriff Joe in Arizona!

bicycleman - 10/27/2013 8:15 PM
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At Carson jail, i was not allowed a pain reliever, though I had eighteen bruises from a family member, and I could have died from a concussion. Also, not enough blankets to stave off pneumonia.

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