The Pima County Jail Death Machine: Another Life Taken and More Money Budgeted

In the midst of this crisis, Laura Conover has refused to take any action to hold law enforcement accountable for their violence toward her constituents. She cannot continue to shirk responsibility for her role in the deaths of Pima County residents. Laura Conover has blood on her hands. 

Families Gather to Demand Justice for Those Killed in Tucson’s Jail

Tucson, AZ – A crowd of about 60 people slowly converged on the empty plaza and parking lots of Pima County Jail Friday night. At moments the event seemed less like a protest and more like the funeral processions of six fallen youths that converged in a single place and erupted into a furious, atonal chorus of grief and anger.

Grieving Families Tell Laura Conover: You Have Blood On Your Hands

In the midst of this crisis, Laura Conover has refused to take any action to hold law enforcement accountable for their violence toward her constituents. She cannot continue to shirk responsibility for her role in the deaths of Pima County residents. Laura Conover has blood on her hands. 

The Death of Justin Crook, aka J-Mac tha Coldest in the Pima County Jail, Unicorn Riot

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.

‘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.