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.
Dec. at 53 (1960-2013)
Suicide Ariel Castro has been charged with kidnapping and rape for allegedly abducting Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight.
Dec. at 34 (1943-1977)
1974 to 1977 Berndt Andreas Baader (6 May 1943 – 18 October 1977) was one of the first leaders of the West German left-wing militant organization Red Army Faction, also commonly known as the Baader-Meinhof
Dec. at 33 (1939-1972)
Death from an operation by a former doctor(another inmate) with no surgical qualifications Yuri Timofeyevich Galanskov (Russian: Ю́рий Тимофе́евич Галанско́в, 19 June 1939, Moscow - 4 November 1972, Mordovia) was a Russian poet, historian, human rights activist and dissident. For his ...more
Dec. at 33 (1941-1974)
1974 to 1977 Holger Klaus Meins (26 October 1941 – 9 November 1974) was a German cinematography student who joined the Red Army Faction (RAF) in the early 1970s and died on hunger strike in prison.
Dec. at 33 (1944-1977)
1974 to 1977 Jan-Carl Raspe (24 July 1944 – 18 October 1977) was a member of the German militant group, the Red Army Faction (RAF).
Dec. at 40 (1953-1993)
Murdered by other prisoners
Walter H. Breen
Dec. at 65 (1928-1993)
Cancer Walter H. Breen Jr. (September 5, 1928 – April 27, 1993) was an American numismatist, writer, LGBT rights activist and convicted child sex offender, and the husband of author Marion Zimmer ...more
Dec. at 39 (1954-1993)
Died from wounds caused by self-mutilation Garry David, (20 November, 1954 - 11 July, 1993) (also known as Garry Webb), was an Australian criminal.
Anthony Van Egmond
Dec. at 60 (1778-1838)
1838 Anthony Van Egmond, born Antonij Jacobi Willem Gijben (10 March 1778 Groesbeek in Dutch Republic – 5 January 1838 in Toronto, Upper Canada) before coming to North America, was purportedly a ...more
Dec. at 62 (1940-2002)
Dec. at 33 (1974-2007)
2007 Ryan Gracie (August 14, 1974 – December 15, 2007) was a Brazilian mixed martial artist with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was a member of the Gracie family, and a grandson of Carlos
Dec. at 73 (1872-1945)
1945 Emil Dominik Josef Hácha (12 July 1872 – 27 June 1945) was a Czech lawyer, the third President of Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1939. From March 1939, his country was under the control of ...more
Dec. at 60 (1942-2002)
Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)
Epilepsy David Eden Lane (November 2, 1938 – May 28, 2007) was an anti-American white separatist and convicted felon. A member of the domestic terror group The Order, he was convicted and sentenced to ...more