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Update to Folsom State Prison Homicide Investigation

Two suspects have been identified and removed from the general population at Folsom State Prison (FSP) following a homicide that occurred Saturday in a medium-security Unit.
Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing-type weapon. Responding staff began life-saving procedures before he was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. February 25, 2012, in Folsom State Prison.
Leonard, 44, was received from Orange County on September, 2, 1998, and was serving a 25-years-to-life term for aggravated sexual assault on a child.
His death is being investigated as a homicide by FSP Investigative Services Unit (ISU) and Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office investigators. The names of the suspects are being withheld pending investigation.
The majority of Folsom State Prison population is back to a normal program. One segment of the population remains on a modified program pending further investigation. 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         
CONTACT: Lt. Paul Baker
DATE: March 1, 2012                                                                     
(916) 351-3016