Another inmate has been found dead “of apparent suicide” in a locked cell at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, the Arkansas Department of Corrections said this morning in a press release.

William Childress, 25, was found “hanging in a locked single-man cell” at approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning. The ADC and the state police will both be conducting investigations into his death.


Childress is the third prisoner at Brickeys found hanging in his cell this April. ADC found inmate Gavin Loverin dead on April 13. On April 11, Robert Ivy was found dead.

In March, another Brickeys inmate, Danny Ollis, was found dead, “hanging in a locked single-man cell where he was alone.”


Childress was serving a 70-year sentence for a first-degree murder in Jefferson County.