Race and the murder of corrections officers

This study was conducted by Narrative-Collapse.com to compliment our study on race and police killings in 2016. Only a small number of corrections officers are killed each year. If we go back to 2012, we have twelve killings. To be very specific, we only counted corrections officers, killed by inmates, while at their job. During this time period there were two corrections officials that were killed during home invasions. Both perps were ex-cons. In one case it was suspected that a white perp specifically targeted the victim. In the other case it is believed that a black perp did not know that their victim was a corrections official.

There were spikes in 2012 and 2016, with four corrections officers murdered by inmates in both years. All twelve corrections officers were killed by male inmates. Five of the victims were women. Three of the victims were black, and the other nine are white. Seven perps were black, three were white, and one was Latino. One perp is Filipino. which creates an anomaly. Unlike some major media outlets, we do not want to take an anomaly and sensationalize it as a “trend” or “pattern.” If the sample size was expanded to include more years, the percentage of Filipino offenders would probably shrink dramatically as the data grows.

The results should not be considered scientific because there are not very many total killings each year. We stopped at 2012, because the further back you go, the harder it is to find out who the perpetrator was. This data is just to compliment our other study.

Corrections Officer Steven Floyd (black male)
Delaware Department of Correction, Delaware, Thursday, February 2, 2017
Beaten to death by multiple black males

Corrections Officer Lisa Anne Mauldin (white female)
Miller County Sheriff’s Office, AR, Monday, December 19, 2016
Beaten to death by a black male

Correctional Officer Kenneth Levella Bettis (black male)
Alabama Department of Corrections, AL, Friday, September 16, 2016
Stabbed to death by a black male

Correctional Officer Kristopher David Moules (white male)
Luzerne County Correctional Facility, PA, Monday, July 18, 2016
Beaten and pushed down an elevator shaft by a black male (attacker also fell and died)

Corrections Officer IV Mari Anne Johnson (white female)
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX, Saturday, July 16, 2016
Killed by a black male

Corrections Officer II Timothy A. Davison (white male)
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX, Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Beaten to death by a white male

Correctional Officer Amanda Beth Baker (white female)
Scotts Bluff County Detention Center, NE, Sunday, February 16, 2014
Strangled by a white male

Senior Officer Specialist Eric Williams (white male)
United States Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Prisons, US, Monday, February 25, 2013
Stabbed to death by a Filipino male

Correctional Officer Larry L. Stell (white male)
Georgia Department of Corrections, GA, Thursday, October 11, 2012
Stabbed by a white male

Sergeant Mary Katherine Ricard (white female)
Colorado Department of Corrections, CO, Monday, September 24, 2012
Stabbed by a Latino male

Sergeant Ruben Howard Thomas, III (white male)
Florida Department of Corrections, FL, Sunday, March 18, 2012
Stabbed by a black male

Corporal Barbara Ann Ester (black female)
Arkansas Department of Correction, AR, Friday, January 20, 2012
Stabbed by black male