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Inmate Death at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and Prison at Corcoron Under Investigation

Corcoran – An inmate at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (CSATF/SP) died today, Oct. 20, 2010, as a result of injuries he received when assaulted by another inmate. The victim and suspect shared a cell at the prison.

The victim was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. by an on-duty physician at the prison. The specific cause of death is unknown at this time.

The deceased inmate, Fredrick Madrid, 47, was received from Los Angeles County on Oct. 28, 1998, and was serving a third-strike sentence of 25-years-to-life sentence for receiving stolen property.

The case is being investigated as a possible homicide by the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. The CSATF/SP Investigative Services Unit is assisting the District Attorney’s Office during the investigation. The Office of the Inspector General’s Bureau of Independent Review was notified by prison officials due to the seriousness of the incident.

The suspect in this case is a 39-year-old inmate who was received from Tulare County on June 6, 1991, and is serving a 19-years-to-life term for second-degree murder.

The California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran, a maximum-security prison, is five miles south of Corcoran. The prison, which was opened in 1997, houses approximately 6,600 medium- and maximum-custody inmates and employs approximately 2,050 people.

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