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    the courant. | Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four | Day Five | Reform | Forum | Database| Links | Home

    Data Key: N/A -- Information not availableP -- Physical restraint hold | M --Mechanical restraint | S -- SeclusionH -- Hospital | R -- Residential facility

    The database below is organized by state, and then chronologically within each state.

    Name Age Sex State Date MethodInstitution Type

    Notes ondeath

    Cause of death

    Campos,Edith

    15 F AZ 2/2/98 P

    Desert HillsCenter

    R

    Restrainedafternotgivingstaff a

    familyphoto.

    Asphyxiation

    Ward,Charles

    45 M CA 2/14/92 M

    BrotmanMemorialHospital

    H

    Medicatedandrestrained for11hours.

    Noautopsy; adoctorsignedthedeathcertificatestatingWarddied of

    heartfailure

    Jadeed,Zouhair

    22 M CA 3/15/92 M

    NapaStateHospital

    H

    Strappedfacedownon amattressaftereighthoursof restrai

    nt.

    NapaCountysheriff'scoroner listedcauseof deathas"undetermine

    d"Kiefer,Marc

    38 M CA 2/3/93 M EastBayHospital

    H Restrained tobedwithstraps,beltsandcuffsfor 18

    Psychiatricdrugoverdose,according tolawsuit

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    hours.

    T.,Laurajean

    47 F CA 7/13/94 M

    JohnGeorgePsychiatricPavilion

    H

    Facedownon bedandplacedin five-pointrestraints.

    Asphyxiationfrompositioning inrestraints

    Webb,Barry 36 M CA

    11/19/94 M

    ValleyMedicalCenter

    H

    Placedinrestraints formorethansevenhours.

    Cardiacarrest

    unidentified 33 M CA 4/1/95 M

    NapaStateHospital

    H

    Diedafterbeingrestrainedovernight ina chairwithwaistbelt.

    Cerebral andcerebellarhypoxia

    Jackson,Robert

    42 M CA 4/5/96 M

    EastBay

    Hospital

    H

    Strapped tobedandgivenanti-psychoticdrugcocktail.

    Overdose of

    clomipramine

    Diaz, JosephRichard

    40 M CA 4/30/96 P

    FairviewDevelopmentalCenter

    R

    Restrainedfacedownonbed.

    Undetermined

    Kanda, Jimmy 6 M CA

    9/20/97 M

    Crow's NestFamily CareHome

    R

    Strangled in

    restraint;911operator hadto talkstaff through CPR.

    Asphyxiation

    uniden 20 M CA N/A M N/A H Restrai N/A

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    tified

    nedfacedownto ahospital bed;founddeadlater.

    unidentified 17 M CA N/A M N/A N/A N/A N/A

    unidentified N/A M CA N/A N/A

    CPCFremontHospital

    H

    Diedwhilefacedowninrestraints.

    N/A

    Collier,

    Casey17 M CO 12/21/

    93P

    CleoWallaceCenter

    R

    6-foot-5-inchboyrestrained.

    Asphy

    xiation

    Small,Marcia 78 F CO 5/8/98 M

    NorthSuburbanMedicalCenter

    H

    Hungpartially outof bedwithvestrestraintaroundherneck.

    Strangulationbyligature

    Jacob,Richard

    40 M CT 3/25/90 P

    TimothyTerraceCLA

    R

    Facedown,armsinfrontof chest;aideon top.

    Cardiacarrhythmia

    Zentai,Katalin 43 F CT

    12/26/96 M

    Connecticut

    ValleyHospital

    H

    Placedin arestraintchairfor 30of last36hours;died of bloodclots.

    Bilateral

    pulmonaryemboli

    McClain,Andrew

    11 M CT 3/22/98

    P ElmcrestHospital

    H Face-downrestraint with

    Asphyxiation

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    armscrossed overchest.

    Crumpler,Mardee

    31 F DE 9/6/93 M

    StockleyCenter

    H

    Rolledin gymmatandsuffocated.

    Asphyxiation

    Thomas,Emory

    42 M FL 1996 MManateeGlens

    H

    Tied tobedwithfive-pointrestraints.

    Heartattack

    unidentified N/A F FL

    12/4/95 P

    Gulf CoastCenter

    H

    One of fouremployeesstraddled her.

    Anoxicencephalopathydue tomechanicalasphyxia duetorestraint;ruled ahomicide

    Rawls,RobertLee

    29 M FL 1/11/97 P

    South

    FloridaStateHospital

    H

    Placedin achokeholdwhilestrugglingwithaides.

    Asphyxiationleading tobraindamage

    Payne,GerryA.

    35 M GA 4/17/98 P

    Centr

    alStateHospital

    H

    Attackedemployee,thenrestrained bystaff members.

    Sudden,unexpecteddeathassociatedwithpsychoticepisode;contributingfactor:cardiomegaly

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    Campbell,Chris

    13 M IA 11/2/97 P

    Iowa JuvenileHome

    R

    Restrainedfourtimesin last24hours.

    Undetermined

    Sleeth,Ed 66 M IA 2/3/98 M

    WoodwardStateHospital

    H

    Supposed toberestrained towheelchair.

    Blunttrauma tohead

    Clark,RobinLee

    39 M IA 6/4/98 M,P

    WoodwardStateHospital

    H

    Clarktiedup,physicallyrestrainedafterswallowingpart of toothbrush

    Complicationsfromswallowing atoothbrush

    unidentified N/A M ID

    early'90s N/A

    IdahoStateHospitalSouth

    H

    Patientwentintoconvulsions;restrained.

    Noautopsyperformed

    Wallace,Wauketta

    12 M IL 7/11/89 P

    MaryvilleAcademy

    R

    Restrained onbackorstomach.

    Posturalasphyxia andstressdue torestraint

    Cook,

    Larry50 M IL 1/2/97 M

    RoselandComm

    unityHospital

    H

    Triedtoburnrestraints off withlighter.Cookandanotherpatientdied.

    Smokeinhalat

    ion,burns.

    Gray,Roxanna

    17 F IN 7/6/89 P Family andChildren's

    R Restrainedfacedown

    Suffocation

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    Center

    on apillow.

    Dahlke, David 39 M KS

    1/10/89 P

    WinfieldStateHospi

    tal

    H

    Restrainedfacedownonmat.

    Recordsclosedto

    public

    Mapes,Thomas

    17 M KS 7/8/94 M,P

    YouthCenter atTopek a

    R

    Handcuffedandbrought facedowntofloor.

    Asphyxiation

    Bogrett,

    Jeffrey9 M MA 12/1/95 M

    NewEnglandCenter forAutism

    R

    NewHampshireboydied inrestraints ataMassachusettsgrouphome.

    Sudde

    ndeathduringrestraint

    Rollins,Robert 12 M MA

    4/21/97 P

    DevereauxSchoo

    l

    R

    Restrainedfacedownwitharmscrossed overchest.

    Positionalasphyxiationduringrestraint

    Galligan,

    James59 M MA 12/1/97 P

    PembrokeHospital

    H

    Suffered aheartattackwhilebeingrestrained bystaff.

    Heartdisease;diabetes andbipolardisordercontributed

    Soares, Mark 16 M MA

    4/29/98 P

    WaysideUnionAcademy

    R

    Aidesthought teenwasfakingunconsciousness

    Cardiacarrest

    Isaacson, Kent

    37 M ME 8/6/88 M AugustaMenta

    H Restrained tobed for

    N/A

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    lHealthInstitute

    longperiods of timebeforehisdeath.

    Smith,Earl 9 M MI

    1/11/95 P

    Children'sVillage

    R

    Restrainedfacedownbystafferwhothought hisdistress wasa ruse.

    Asphyxiationdue tochestcompression

    Halfacre,Benjamin

    37 M MI 5/6/97 P

    HummerLakeGroupHome

    R

    Heldhimdownfrombehindandtookhim tofloor.

    Respiratoryandcardiacarrest

    Thomas,BobbySue

    17 F MN 8/16/96 P

    NorthwoodChildren'sHome

    R

    Facedownrestraint.

    Acutecardiacarrhythmia

    Pettit,Sherilee

    35 F MN 5/18/97 P

    Cambridge

    RegionalHumanServicesCenter

    R

    Facedownrestraint for4.5minutes.

    Positio

    nalasphyxiasecondary torestraint hold

    Andrews,BuddyEarl

    39 M MO 4/24/95 P

    FultonStateHospital

    H

    Brokeneckwhilebeingtakendown.

    Brokenneck

    Schumacher,Richard

    44 M MO 11/17/95 P St.LouisStateHospital

    H Refused to bedischarged,takendownbysecurity.

    Suddendeath,markedagitation andphysicalrestrai

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    nt

    Harris,Robin 25 F NC 4/7/90 M

    DorotheaDix

    Hospital

    H

    Incident inwhichyoungfemalepatientdiedafterrestraint.

    Heartcondition(natur

    alcauses)

    Sovern,Tristan

    16 M NC 3/4/98 P

    CharterGreensboro

    H

    Facedownonfloor,towelinmouth.

    Asphyxiation

    Young,Kelly 17 F NJ 1/5/98 P

    Brisba

    neChildTreatmentCenter

    R

    Placedinbasketholdandtakentofloor.

    Asphyxiation

    unidentified 50s F NV 1995 S

    Unidentifiedprivatehospital

    H

    Inlockedseclusion; setfire toroom;died of fumes.

    Smokeinhalation

    F.H. 30 M NV 9/25/95 P

    NevadaMentalHealthInstitute

    H

    Sixaidesrestrainedhimfacedown,one onbuttocks.

    Heartdisease,congenitaldefectof theheart

    W.D. N/A F NV 8/15/96 M

    UniversityMedicalCenter

    H

    Cardiorespira

    toryarrestinfour-pointrestraint.

    Thermalbraininjurydue tohypoxia duetocardiorespiratoryarrest

    RamonLuz

    33 M NY 1988 M Rockland

    H Violentbehavi

    Acuterespira

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    (pseudonym)

    PsychiatricCente

    r

    or ledtocamisolerestrai

    nt forfourhours.

    toryarrestdue todrugintoxicationdue tomultiple drugsynergism

    9012192 N/A M NY 1990 S

    CreedmoorPsychiatricCenter

    R

    Sufferedsevereburnsin firehestartedinseclusionroom

    Undetermined

    9207042 60 F NY 1992 N/A

    Brunswick Hall

    R

    Becameunresponsivewhilenursing staff placedher inbed.Nodeficienciescited.

    Suddencardiacevent

    9711011 72 F NY 1997 M

    CabriniMedicalCenter

    H

    Wristrestraintsordered toenhancehydration,nutrition;safetymeasure.

    Cardio-pulmonaryarrest

    8801252

    N/A F NY 1/16/88

    N/A ElmhurstHospitalMedicalCenter

    H Death'scircumstances didnotsuggest anydeficie

    Convulsivedisorder

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    nciesin care

    8802016 39 M NY 2/7/88 P

    Hudson

    RiverPsychiatricCenter

    H

    Patientphysicallyrestrainedwhilefacedown;b

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