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Inmate Death at SATF in Corcoran Being Investigated As A Homicide

CORCORAN– Officials at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) are investigating an inmate death as a homicide.  
Jeffrey Lynn Goodwin, 43, was found on the institution’s recreation yard with an apparent head injury Thursday, January 19. Goodwin succumbed to his injuries at approximately 12:40 p.m. Sunday, January 22.  
Officials from the prison and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office have named inmates Fabian Chevalier Mills, 47, and Charles Morris, 41, as suspects in the case. Both inmates have been placed in administrative segregation while the investigation continues.
Goodwin was received by CDCR on October 1, 2003, from Orange County and was serving a 14-year, eight-month sentence for first-degree robbery.
Mills was received by CDCR on December 26, 2000, from Solano County. He is serving a 70-year term for first-degree burglary and penetration with a foreign object with force/violence.
Morris was received by CDCR on February 8, 1993, from Los Angeles County and is serving a life-sentence for second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm by an ex-felon, and second-degree robbery.   
CSATF/SP is a multi-mission institution that houses 5,981 inmates and employs more than 1,800 people. Opened in 1997, the institution houses minimum-, medium-, and maximum-security male inmates and provides substance-abuse treatment programs, academic and vocational education, and re-entry and self-help programs to prepare inmates for their reintegration into society.
For more information about SATF, visit CDCR’s website at
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January 23, 2012
Contact: Lupe Cartagena
(559) 992-7154