Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville

Coordinates: 33°28′14″N 112°26′30″W / 33.47056°N 112.44167°W / 33.47056; -112.44167
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Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville
LocationGoodyear, Arizona
Security classmixed
Managed byArizona Department of Corrections

Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville is one of 13 prison facilities operated by the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC).[1] ASPC-Perryville is located in Goodyear, Arizona.

ASPC-Perryville's Lumley Unit houses the female death row.[2]

In 1981, three units of the Perryville Complex, San Pedro, Santa Cruz, and San Juan (since renamed Lumley Unit), for minimum and medium custody male inmates was opened. In May 1982, Santa Maria Unit, for all custody levels of female inmates, began admitting inmates. ASPC-Perryville was converted to an all female facility in 2000. ASP-Yuma, a 250-bed adult male prison which opened in 1987 became a part of the Perryville Complex in October 1992 until November 1995 when it became its own prison complex Arizona State Prison Complex - Yuma. The Fourth of the housing units at ASPC-Perryville (previously San Juan) is named after Brent W. Lumley, an ADC correctional officer who was killed in the line of duty.[3]

ASPC-Perryville has an inmate capacity of approximately 4,382 in 8 housing units and 2 special use units at security levels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The ADC uses a score classification system to assess inmates appropriate custody and security level placement. The scores range from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest risk or need. ASPC-Perryville is a modern, mixed security prison.


By 2019 prisoners had reported opening packages of food products which stated that human beings were not intended to consume the items.[4]

Death of Marcia Powell[edit]

Marcia Powell was a 48-year-old inmate who died May 20, 2009, after exposure to 107 °F temperatures for four hours in an outside cage at Perryville Prison. Prison policy limits such outside confinement to a maximum of two hours.[5] An autopsy report showed that Powell had first- and second-degree burns and a core body temperature of 108 degrees. She suffered burn blisters all over her body. The county medical examiner found the cause of death to be due to complications from heat exposure.[6]

Notable prisoners[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Jodi Arias 281129 Serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Convicted of the 2008 Murder of Travis Alexander, her ex-boyfriend.[7][8][9][10]
Marissa DeVault 291755 Serving a life sentence with no parole. Convicted in the 2009 murder of her husband, Dale Harrell, in a case that was noted as being very similar to that of the previously mentioned murder committed by Arias.[11][12][13]
Marjorie Orbin 250060 Serving a life sentence without parole. Convicted of the 2004 murder and dismemberment of her husband, Jay Orbin.[14][15]
Pamela Anne Phillips 291488 Serving a life sentence without no chance of parole. Convicted of orchestrating the 1996 Murder of Gary Triano her ex-husband, in which he was killed by a pipe-bomb.[16][17][18][19]

On Death Row[edit]

  • Wendi Andriano – Andriano was convicted of the murder of her husband Joe Andriano. Her 33-year-old husband Joe was bludgeoned and stabbed to death in the couple's apartment in Ahwatukee, Arizona. His autopsy revealed that he had sustained 23 blows to the skull, and traces of sodium azide (a toxin similar in activity to cyanide) were also found in his system.
  • Shawna Forde – on May 30, 2009, 29-year-old Raul Flores and his daughter, Brisenia, 9, of Arivaca, Arizona, were killed at home during a home invasion by Forde, Jason Eugene Bush, and Albert Gaxiola.
  • Sammantha Allen – on July 12, 2011, police officers were called to Ame Deal's home, where she was found dead in a small footlocker, having suffocated. Ame lived with a number of relatives, including her aunt and legal guardian, Cynthia Stoltzmann. Allen was Stoltzmann's daughter. The family first told the police officers that Ame was playing hide-n-seek and locked herself in the trunk the night before, after the adults went to sleep. During interrogation, Sammantha and her husband John confessed to locking Ame in the trunk as a form of punishment, because she took a popsicle without permission.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Arizona State Prison Complex- Perryville Archived 2010-04-22 at the Wayback Machine." Arizona Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "Death Row Information and Frequently Asked Questions Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine." Arizona Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "ADC Staff Killed In The Line Of Duty - Brent W. Lumley Archived 2012-04-13 at the Wayback Machine." Arizona Department of Corrections. Retrieved on April 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Whitman, Elizabeth (2019-09-25). "Arizona Prison Food Was Labeled 'Not for Human Consumption,' Ex-Inmates Say". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  5. ^ Lemons, Stephen (2009-06-05). "Marcia Powell Did Have Next of Kin, Says Guardian During Hearing". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  6. ^ Lemons, Stephen (2010-09-01). "Marcia Powell's Death Unavenged: County Attorney Passes on Prosecuting Prison Staff". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2021-04-27.
  7. ^ Goodman, Amanda. "Life behind bars: Jodi Arias begins prison sentence at Perryville." CBS 5 Arizona. Retrieved on March 21, 2016.
  8. ^ Writer, Staff. "Yrekan suspect in homicide". Siskiyou Daily News. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  9. ^ Kiefer, Michael. "Jodi Arias sentenced to natural life in prison". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  10. ^ "Jodi Arias Sentenced to Life in Prison With No Parole". NBC News. 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  11. ^ Grado, Gary (2009-02-23). "Woman accused of killing spouse found beaten". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  12. ^ Kiefer, Michael. "She killed hubby with a hammer, gets life in prison". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  13. ^ "Woman Gets Life in Prison for Killing Husband With Hammer". NBC News. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  14. ^ Hsiao, Irene (2004-12-08). "Ex-wife arrested in dismemberment". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  15. ^ "48 Hours: Diary of a Showgirl - CBS News". 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  16. ^ "Fugitive ex-wife in Tucson killing caught". NBC News. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  17. ^ Fisher, Greg (2014-05-23). "Pamela Phillips, Arizona socialite, gets life sentence for husband Gary Triano's 1996 murder - CBS News". Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  18. ^ "Socialite guilty in car bomb killing of ex-husband". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2024-01-22.
  19. ^ "Former Colorado socialite sentenced to life in prison". The Denver Post. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2024-01-22.

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