ANOTHER NEVADA PRISONER DEATH AT ELY STATE PRISON?
Ricky Vell Masters, Age 50 and 8 Months
Born 12/10/58 Died 08/12/2009
Location: The Infirmary
Cause of Death: Pending
Manner of Death: Pending
Did Mr. Masters repeatedly request help for days before he died?
NOTE: In our opinion, families need to ask their loved ones in prison to provide them instructions in case of their deaths, whether it is by NDOC or any prison system neglect, or by their own hands.
If Nevada Department of Corrections’ (NDOC) cremation is not desired, loved ones need to notify wardens and the director’s office, in writing, that they don’t want NDOC cremation, that loved ones will make their own arrangements.
It has been reported that NDOC officials have allowed prisoner remains to be cremated prior to notifying loved ones.
Take positive action to create control today. Create a paper trail for lawsuit purposes, in the tragic event that this may happen to someone you love.