News Story


Inmate Death at Ventura County Jail
12/4/2012 1:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident: Inmate Death              


Location:  Todd Road Jail Facility, Santa Paula                       


Unit Responsible:  Major Crimes Unit and Classification Unit                                                          

Decedent                                            Address                                                        Age

Barry Carlisi                                         Bell Canyon                                               57



On December 3, 2012 at approximately 3:30 p.m., deputies conducting regular cell checks found Barry Carlisi unresponsive and not breathing, the victim of an apparent suicide by hanging.  Emergency aid was rendered by deputies and jail medical staff.  Santa Paula Fire personnel and AMR ambulance personnel responded and took over life-saving efforts.  Carlisi was pronounced dead at the jail. 


Carlisi was booked into the county jail on November 16, 2012 after a jury found him guilty of the following charges:

  • 182 (A) (1) PC, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime.
  • 635F(B) PC, Solicitation of Murder.
  • 11359 H&S, Possession of Marijuana for Sale.


Carlisi was in custody awaiting sentencing.



Officer Preparing Release: Sergeant Dave Lareva


Follow-up Contact:  Detective Brian Richmond  (805) 384-4725                  


Date of Release: December 4, 2012       


Approved by: Commander Linda Oksner