Netflix Star Inmate from ‘Unlocked: A Jail Experiment’ Found Dead at 29

An inmate who gained fame from the Netflix series ‘Unlocked: A Jail Experiment’ has tragically passed away at the age of 29. John McAllister, also known as “Eastside,” was discovered unresponsive at the Randall L Williams Correctional Facility in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Despite efforts to save him, McAllister was pronounced dead shortly before 9.00am.

McAllister’s death comes just one month before his scheduled release date, leaving many shocked and saddened by the news. While the exact cause of his passing remains unknown, authorities have ruled out foul play. The inmate was featured in the eight-part documentary series that showcased the consequences of leaving detainees unsupervised with unlocked cell doors.

Throughout the show, McAllister shared his troubled past, revealing his extensive criminal history and struggles with drug addiction. He opened up about his experiences with substance abuse, stating that he had been using Methamphetamines since the age of eight. Despite his efforts to stay sober, the environment within the prison made it challenging for him to resist the temptation of drugs.

McAllister’s story serves as a reminder of the harsh reality faced by many individuals battling addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, confidential help and support are available 24/7. Organizations like Frank and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offer assistance to those in need.

The untimely death of John McAllister has left a void in the hearts of those who knew him, shedding light on the importance of addressing mental health and addiction issues in correctional facilities. As the world mourns the loss of a young life, his story serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by those within the criminal justice system.