Arizona State Prison Complex – Eyman

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Arizona State Prison Complex – Eyman
LocationFlorence, Arizona
Security classmixed
Managed byArizona Department of Corrections

Arizona State Prison Complex – Eyman is a state prison for men located in Florence, Arizona.[1][2] Eyman is one of 13 prison facilities operated by the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC).

On May 3, 1991, Governor Fife Symington provided an opening address, officially opening ASPC–Eyman. In addition, ASPC–Eyman/Rynning Unit also officially opened. The complex was named after Frank Eyman who was a Warden at Florence. The Meadows Unit was named after Della Meadows who worked 35 years as the Wardens' secretary during her tenure with the Arizona Department of Corrections. Special Management Unit II (SMU II) was renamed Browning Unit on June 2, 2008, after Army Staff Sgt. Charles R. Browning, who died serving in Afghanistan and worked at SMU II.

ASPC–Eyman has an inmate capacity of approximately 4,544 in 8 housing units at security levels 3, 4 and 5. The ADC uses a score classification system to assess inmates appropriate custody and security level placement. The scores range from 2 to 5, with 5 being the highest risk or need. ASPC–Eyman is a modern, medium to high security prison.[citation needed]

Browning Unit (Formerly SMU II[citation needed]) in Eyman contains Arizona's one of two male death row cell blocks. The execution chamber for the State of Arizona is located at the Central Unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex – Florence.[3]

ASPC Unit Custody Level
Cook 3
Meadows 3
Rynning 3-4
Browning 5
Browning Minors 5
Browning Mental Health 5

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Mark Goudeau – Serial killer known as The Baseline Killer. Sentenced to death.
  • Aaron Gunches – Murderer. Sentenced to death.
  • Dale Hausner – Serial killer. Sentenced to death. Committed suicide in prison in 2013.[4]
  • Leroy Nash – Murderer sentenced to death. Died of natural causes on February 12, 2010, at the age of 94. Oldest prisoner in Arizona at time of death.[5]
  • Richard Djerf – Murderer. Sentenced to death. One of twenty Arizona death row inmates who has exhausted all appeals.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Town Boundaries Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine." Town of Florence. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "Arizona State Prison Complex – Eyman." Arizona Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "Death Row Information and Frequently Asked Questions Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine." Arizona Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
  4. ^ "Inmate Datasearch". 11 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Nation's Oldest Death Row Inmate Will Never be Executed".
  6. ^ "Arizona Department of Corrections Says It Has Lethal Injection Drugs, Ready to Resume Executions". 5 March 2021.

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