We have just begun creating a database of those who have died as a result of alcohol or drug withdrawal and as we add to the database, their names will be listed here.

According to the Bureau of Justice Deaths in Custody Reporting Program there were 723 deaths due to Alcohol/Drug withdrawal between 2000-2010 (not all facilities filed the reports, this is only the number reported.)  In addition, if the person going through withdrawal committed suicide due to their withdrawal, their death was listed as “suicide” rather than due to withdrawal.  It is important that we discover every person who died during withdrawal in facilities so that we can impress the need of changes on our lawmakers.

Name Date of arrest Age Sex State of jail Date of death Cause of death
Troy Wallace Tuesday, July 20, 2004 31 Male Alaska Saturday, July 24, 2004 Alcohol Withdrawal
Brenda Sue Smith Friday, April 27, 2007 37 Female Michigan Monday, April 30, 2007 Alcohol Withdrawal
Oswald Livermore Wednesday, May 9, 2007 51 Male New York Friday, May 11, 2007 Alcohol Withdrawal
Sean Levert Monday, March 24, 2008 39 Male Ohio Sunday, March 30, 2008 complications of benzodiazepine withdrawal
Michael Paul Reid Thursday, April 2, 2009 37 Male Ohio Thursday, April 2, 2009 Alcohol Withdrawal
Martin Harrison Friday, August 13, 2010 49 Male California Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Beaten during Alcohol Withdrawal DT’s
Andrea Armstead Sunday, October 30, 2011 21 Female Michigan Tuesday, November 8, 2011 heroin Withdrawal
Rachel M Hammers Friday, May 11, 2012 32 Female Kansas Saturday, May 12, 2012 Alcohol Withdrawal
Corey S Tolar Tuesday, September 25, 2012 37 Male Ohio Saturday, September 29, 2012 complications from heroin withdrawal.
Jason D. Perry Sunday, February 3, 2013 30 Male West Virginia Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Alcohol and Heroin withdrawal
Ronald Shoup Thursday, February 20, 2014 48 Male Delaware Thursday, February 27, 2014 Alcohol Withdrawal
 M. Shane Satterfield Thursday, March 13, 2014 38 Male Indiana Monday, March 17, 2014 Alcohol Withdrawal
Madeline Christine Pitkin Thursday, April 17, 2014 Female Oregon Thursday, April 24, 2014 Heroin Withdrawal
David Stojcevski Tuesday, June 10, 2014 32 Male Michigan Friday, June 27, 2014  acute withdrawal from chronic benzodiazepine, methadone and opiate medications
Richard A. Kempf Tuesday, January 6, 2015 31 Male Pennsylvania Monday, February 2, 2015 Suicide during Drug Withdrawal
Rachel Barnes Wednesday, April 1, 2015 33 Female Indiana Wednesday, April 1, 2015  Alcohol Withdrawal
Christopher Alan Clark Sunday, July 5, 2015 50 Male Kansas Sunday, July 5, 2015 Alcohol Withdrawal
Joyce Curnell Tuesday, July 21, 2015 50 Female South Carolina Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Alcohol Withdrawal
Dani Miller Friday, October 23, 2015 47 Female Colorado Saturday, October 24, 2015 Alcohol Withdrawal
Ernest Smalley Jr. Thursday, October 22, 2015 33 Male South Carolina Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Alcohol Withdrawal
Melvin Stubbs Tuesday, March 1, 2016 65 Male California Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Pending
Phillip Ross Board Monday, April 4, 2016 32 Male West Virginia Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Alcohol Withdrawal
William Calvin Sutton Sr Wednesday, January 23, 2008 58 Male Georgia Sunday, January 27, 2008 Alcohol Withdrawal
Daniel Sisson Saturday, June 23, 2001 Monday, June 25, 2001 Alcohol Withdrawal