Deaths In Custody

The Montana Department of Corrections provides public information regarding the death of inmates in its custody pursuant to the Public Records Act, Mont. Code Ann. § 2-6-1001, et seq.
Under Montana law (Title 46, Ch. 4, Pts. 1, 2, MCA), the cause, manner and circumstances of the death of a person who dies while incarcerated in a prison or confined to a correctional facility operated by the state shall be inquired into and determined by a county coroner. Those findings are provided by the coroner to the county attorney in the county of jurisdiction, who may request an inquest into the causes of and circumstances surrounding the death (Title 46, Ch.4, Pts. 2a, MCA). The coroner’s official statement of the cause of death is stated in a death certificate, which are public records. (Title 46-4-110, MCA; 37.8.801, ARM) 
Date of Death Inmate Name DOC ID Number Location
1/1/21 Hutzel, Michael 3027678 Kalispell Regional Medical Center
1/10/21 Troy Douglas 43531 Billings Clinic
1/30/21 Clark, Edward J. 3022280 Marias Medical Center
2/15/21 Lamb, Dewayne L. 3017376 Marias Medical Center
5/14/21 McClure, Michael P. 2111597 Montana State Prison
5/23/21 Morrison, Shaun D. 46941 Benefis Healthcare System
6/8/21 Nester, Lisa A. 3011042 Billings Clinic
6/15/21 Frodsham, Carl E. 11801 Riverside Special Needs Unit
7/29/21 Jarvey, Jack E. 3026390 Riverside Special Needs Unit
8/6/21 Worden, Ricky E. 15094 Riverside Special Needs Unit
8/8/21 Hendzel, Frank R. 3004677 Riverside Special Needs Unit
8/11/21 Kimball, Thomas F. 3030266 Deer Lodge Medical Center
8/11/21 Welborn, Donald 3007483 Montana State Prison
8/11/21 Suthers, William H. 42052 Riverside Special Needs Unit
8/23/21 Beloate, Raymond W. 41955 Riverside Special Needs Unit
9/20/21 Bailey, Edward A. 2154781 Montana State Prison
9/28/21 Cramer, Jeremy B. 3013828 Montana State Prison
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