Douglas County inmate death being investigated |

Douglas County inmate death being investigated

Staff Report

The Department of Corrections is investigating the apparent suicide of a 50-year-old Douglas County man found hanging in his room at the Casa Grande transitional housing center in Las Vegas.

Rodney Thomas James was discovered Thursday, Sept. 14, hanging from a bed sheet tied to the upper bunk in his room. He was housed alone at the time.

James was imprisoned in August 2016 serving 28-72 months for driving under the influence.

Casa Grande is a transitional housing center housing inmates in a dorm-like setting as they prepare for reentry into society in the last 18 months of their sentence.

An autopsy has been ordered in the case of James’ death.