AZ_-_DOC_BadgeCriminal investigators with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) are investigating the death of inmate Daniel Allard, 24, ADC #287351, as a suspected homicide.

On Wednesday, February 3, paramedics approved emergency airlift of inmate Allard to Banner-University Medical Center, South Campus for medical evaluation and treatment after prison staff observed him unresponsive, but breathing, in a recreation area of his assigned unit. Inmate Allard died late Saturday, February 6.

Investigators with ADC’s Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) have reason to believe that inmate Allard died as a result of injuries he received during an assault by another inmate, warranting his death be investigated as a suspected homicide.

Inmate Allard was housed at the medium custody Mohave Unit at Arizona State Prison Complex – Douglas, serving a 2.5-year sentence out of Mohave County for trafficking in stolen property.

The criminal investigation is ongoing, but it is the intent of the Department of Corrections to pursue prosecution to the fullest extent of any suspect in this case. All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted today.