Inmate Identified in El Paso County Jail Death

June 20, 2022

On June 9, 2022, a female inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.

At around 4:26 p.m., the inmate was found unresponsive in her assigned cell. She was found hanging in her cell. She was the sole occupant of the cell. Life saving measures were initiated by Sheriff's Office personnel and medical staff until responders from American Medical Response (AMR) and responders from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived and took over. Despite life saving measures, the inmate passed away. 

The inmate has been identified as Dezaree Archuleta, age 18. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ms. Archuleta's family and friends.