Officers shoot 2 inmates after stabbing at California prisonNovember 30, 2022 GMT
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two correctional officers shot and killed two incarcerated people who were stabbing a fellow inmate at a Northern California prison, authorities said Wednesday.
Staff at High Desert State Prison in Susanville responded around 11 a.m.
Woman dubbed ‘black widow’ dies in California prisonOctober 1, 2022 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who prosecutors dubbed a “black widow” because she had her husband killed, died of natural causes while serving a life sentence, authorities said Friday.
Susan Russo, who was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the 1994 slaying of 43-year-old David Russo, died Thursday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
Condemned sex offender dies at 74 in prison infirmaryJuly 6, 2022 GMT
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A 74-year-old sex offender who had been on death row for more than 40 years for the killing of a woman he had raped died while awaiting execution, corrections officials said Wednesday.
Inmate who walked away from LA reentry facility is caughtApril 11, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have apprehended a 34-year-old inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles reentry program, prison officials said.
Oscar Orozco left a Male Community Reentry Program facility around 10 p.m.
California prison inmate death investigated as a homicideApril 1, 2022 GMT
DELANO, Calif. (AP) — The death of an inmate at a central California prison is being investigated as a homicide, officials said Thursday.
Juan E. Mendoza, 26, was found unresponsive in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison shortly before 5 p.m.
Cellmate suspected in death of inmate at California prisonMarch 17, 2022 GMT
WASCO, Calif. (AP) — The death of an inmate at a California prison is being investigated as a homicide and the victim's cellmate is a suspect, officials said Wednesday.
Scott Gunter, 59, was found unresponsive Tuesday in his cell at Wasco State Prison, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
Two California prisoners suspected of killing cellmatesJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Two men serving life sentences in Northern California prisons are suspected of killing their cellmates over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
Deandre A. Lewis, 37, was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday morning at California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom.
Convicted killer serving life dies in California prisonDecember 18, 2021 GMT
DELANO, Calif. (AP) — A California prisoner serving a life sentence for murder died Friday after he was found injured in a cell he shared with another convicted killer, authorities said.
Abraham Morales, 37, was found unresponsive in the Kern Valley State Prison cell he shared with Charles Ramirez, 44, prison officials said.
Condemned California killer dies of natural causes at 74August 18, 2021 GMT
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A California inmate who was convicted of killing two people in 1983 died Tuesday of natural causes while awaiting execution, prison officials said. He was 74.
Curtis Price died Monday at San Quentin State Prison, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Deaths of 2 California prisoners under investigationJuly 2, 2021 GMT
CHINO, Calif. (AP) — The deaths of two men days apart at a California prison is under investigation by the San Bernardino County coroner's office, authorities said.
Rodney Hawkins, 32, died June 10 and Richard Holesapple, 30, died June 12 at the California Institution for Men in Chino, east of Los Angeles.
‘Zebra murders’ convict dies in California medical prisonJuly 1, 2021 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man convicted along with three others in the racially motivated killing spree that terrorized San Francisco in the 1970s died in a prison cell while on hospice care, officials announced Thursday.
California death row inmate dies of unknown causesApril 29, 2021 GMT
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — An inmate on California’s death row died of unknown causes at San Quentin State Prison, corrections officials said Thursday...
Transgender California inmates could have bras, cosmeticsMarch 29, 2017 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Transgender California prison inmates would be allowed to have bras, cosmetics and other personal items corresponding to their gender identities under proposed rules filed with state regulators on Tuesday...