According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Tracie G. Otero, 47, died Sept. 22.
She was an inmate at Arizona State Prison Facility-Perryville in Goodyear.
Prison staff discovered her unresponsive in her assigned housing location, according to ADC. She was transported to Abrazo West Campus, where she was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary cause of death is “self-harm by hanging,” according to ADC. All inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.
In 2016, Otero received a 12-year sentence for kidnapping.