death Notable People Who Died in Prison  

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Here is a list of famous prisoners who died in jail. This is a list of famous people who died in jail, not those who were executed. Some of these convicts were victims of jail murders. These criminals had death from various causes like suicide in jail, or were victims of jail murders, or natural death in prison cell. Here is a list of all prison deaths that is worth remembering. This list includes all deaths and causes of these prison deaths.

What are some of most famous prison deaths? Take a look at the people on here, who were probably murdered in prison, and you'll realize that they became celebrities in their own right, for better or worse.

Ariel Castro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Ariel Castro Died at 53 (1960-2013) - Suicide

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Jeffrey Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Jeffrey Dahmer Died at 34 (1960-1994) - Beaten to death by a fellow inmate

Muhammad Zaidan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Muhammad Zaidan Died at 56 (1948-2004) - Natural causes

Andreas Baader is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Andreas Baader Died at 34 (1943-1977) - 1974 to 1977

Gudrun Ensslin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Gudrun Ensslin Died at 37 (1940-1977) - 1974 to 1977

Ulrike Meinhof is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Ulrike Meinhof Died at 42 (1934-1976) - 1974 to 1977

Holger Meins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Holger Meins Died at 33 (1941-1974) - 1974 to 1977

Jan-Carl Raspe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Jan-Carl Raspe Died at 33 (1944-1977) - 1974 to 1977

Leslie Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Leslie Bailey Died at 40 (1953-1993) - Murdered by other prisoners

Steve Biko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Steve Biko Died at 31 (1946-1977) - Bludgeoned to death by South African police

Walter H. Breen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Walter H. Breen Died at 65 (1928-1993) - Cancer

Garry David is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Garry David Died at 39 (1954-1993) - Died from wounds caused by self-mutilation

Byron De La Beckwith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Byron De La Beckwith Died at 81 (1920-2001) - Heart attack

Anthony Van Egmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Anthony Van Egmond Died at 60 (1778-1838) - 1838

Yuri Galanskov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Yuri Galanskov Died at 33 (1939-1972) - Death from an operation by a former doctor(another inmate) with no surgical qualifications

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John Gotti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
John Gotti Died at 62 (1940-2002) - Throat cancer

John Geoghan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
John Geoghan Died at 68 (1935-2003) - Homicide

John Wayne Glover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
John Wayne Glover Died at 73 (1932-2005) - Suicide (hanging)

Ryan Gracie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Ryan Gracie Died at 33 (1974-2007) - 2007

Emil Hácha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Emil Hácha Died at 73 (1872-1945) - 1945

Rudolf Hess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Rudolf Hess Died at 93 (1894-1987) - Suicide

Myra Hindley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Myra Hindley Died at 60 (1942-2002) - heart attack

Ronald Kray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison

David Lane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
David Lane Died at 69 (1938-2007) - Epilepsy

Richard Loeb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Richard Loeb Murdered by fellow inmate

Andrew Martinez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Andrew Martinez Died at 34 (1972-2006) - suicide

Slobodan Milošević is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Slobodan Milošević Died at 65 (1941-2006) - Heart attack

Bobby Sands is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Bobby Sands Died at 27 (1954-1981) - Hunger strike

Harold Shipman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Harold Shipman Died at 58 (1946-2004) - Suicide

Nikolai Vavilov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Nikolai Vavilov Died at 56 (1887-1943) - Malnutrition

Raoul Wallenberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Raoul Wallenberg Died at 35 (1912-1947) - Extrajudicial punishment in Soviet Lefortovo prison

Fred West is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Fred West Died at 54 (1941-1995) - Suicide by hanging

Graham Young is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Notable People Who Died in Prison
Graham Young Died at 43 (1947-1990) - Heart attack