State officials said 12 inmates have died in Nassau jail custody since Armor Correctional Health Services took over medical care in mid-2011.
Roy Nordstrom - June 2011
Roy Nordstrom, shown here with his son, Christian, in an undated photo in Shirley, died at the Nassau jail in June 2011 at 47. The state Commission of Correction found medical care vendor, Armor, provided grossly incompetent care, including by failing to hospitalize him after chest pain complaints.
Antwan Brown - January 2012
Antwan Brown, 26, of Long Beach, died in January 2012 at the hands of another inmate. That inmate was later convicted of manslaughter in his killing.
Bartholomew Ryan - February 2012
Iraq War veteran Bartholomew Ryan, 32, died in February 2012. The state Commission of Correction found health care vendor, Armor, provided inadequate psychiatric care in connection with the combat veteran’s suicide. Ryan’s mother won a nearly $8 million jury verdict against Nassau and Armor in after suing in federal court.
Todd Brant - January 2013
Todd Brant, 44, died at the Nassau County jail in January 2013. The state Commission of Correction closed the case, calling it a natural death due to a stroke.
Kevin Brown - February 2014
Marcella Brown holds a photo of her son, Kevin Brown, at her home in Far Rockaway on Nov. 5, 2015. Kevin Brown died in February 2014 at 47. After his death, the state Commission of Correction found the cardiac failure of the inmate with heart disease, a brain injury, seizure disorder and mental health issues “may have been prevented.”
John Gleeson - July 2014
John Gleeson, 40, died in July 2014 at the Nassau County jail. Gleeson suffered a medical episode related to angioedema, a condition in which swelling can cause breathing emergencies. The Commission of Correction said it “may have been prevented.”
Antonio Marinaccio Jr. - May 2015
Catherine Marinaccio and her daughter, Gloria Gazzola, talk about Antonio Marinaccio Jr., son and brother. He was 53 when he died in May 2015 after family said he suffered a heart attack after not getting proper care. The Commission of Correction found the death “may have been prevented” if Armor had provided adequate care, including by recognizing signs of an impending heart attack. Family has federal lawsuit against Nassau and Armor.
Bobby Mitchell - March 2016
Bobby Mitchell, 53, died in January 2016 at the Nassau County jail. The state Commission of Correction probe is ongoing.
Samuel Lawrence - March 2016
Samuel Lawrence, 63, died at the Nassau County jail on March 7, 2016. His sister, Shelly Lawrence Hendrix, right, sits with her niece Catrina Williams as she speaks about him on March 9, 2016, in Amityville. Relatives of Samuel Lawrence said he died after he suffered a massive heart attack. The state Commission of Correction probe is ongoing, but the attorney general says the death raises "serious concerns" about the care provided by the vendor, Armor.
William Satchell - March 2016
William Satchell, 63, died in March 2016 while hospitalized after family said he suffered heart attacks in custody. Satchell was a father of four and a retired janitor. The state Commission of Correction found his death “was preventable if not for the shocking level of inadequate medical care” from Armor. Found Armor made medication error, grossly mismanaged his high blood pressure and delayed seeking emergency hospital care.
John Quaresimo - June 2016
John Quaresimo, 47, died in Nassau County jail custody on June 14, 2016, after suicide attempt in a jail infirmary cell. The inmate used an arm sling he had for medical purposes to hang himself inside a cell in the jail’s infirmary, sources with knowledge of the situation previously told Newsday. Sources also said the man was still hospitalized the next day and was being kept alive on life support at Nassau University Medical Center — although he was believed to be brain dead — before he died that evening. The state Commission of Correction probe is ongoing, but the attorney general says his death raises "serious concerns" about Armor's care.
Unidentified male inmate - July 2016
An unidentified 20-year-old Nassau County jail inmate, who was a resident of Hempstead, died while hospitalized on July 5, 2016, officials say. Authorities haven’t confirmed the man’s identity. The state Commission of Correction probe is ongoing, but the attorney general says his death raises "serious concerns" about Armor's care.