In the early hours of May 30, 2021, Justin Crook had a seizure on his way home from work. When Tucson Police (TPD) officers arrived on the scene, they ran Crook’s name, found he had a warrant for a probation violation and several misdemeanors, and arrested him. Less than 24 hours later, Justin Crook, 29, was found dead in cell #13 of the Pima County Adult Detention Complex.
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‘It was a nightmare’: Pima County Jail Deaths Reach Decade High
When Frances Guzman found out her son, Cruz Patiño Jr. III, 22, had been arrested July 30, 2021, she scheduled a visit for August 3. The Pima County Sheriff’s Office called her a few hours before her visit, informing her that her son had been found unresponsive in his cell. Less than an hour later, he was pronounced dead.