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Suspected Inmate Homicide at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison-Corcoran

CORCORAN– Officials at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison-Corcoran (CSATF) are investigating the death of an inmate as a homicide after he was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Gary T. Boyd, 67, was pronounced dead at the institution at approximately 10 a.m. on April 28 from an apparent head injury.  
Prison officials and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office have named inmate Jack Edwin Denzer, 55, as a suspect in the case. The suspect has been placed in the administrative segregation unit pending the investigation.
Inmate Boyd was received on February 8, 2008 from Santa Barbara County to serve a 72-year sentence for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.  
Inmate Denzer was received from Los Angeles County on July 8, 1980 to serve a 25-year-to-life term for first-degree murder.
CSATF provides educational, vocational, re-entry and self-help programs that provide inmates life skills, and work skills that can be used in support of their efforts at reintegration into society. The facility has unique substance abuse treatment programs developed specifically for providing rehabilitation to inmates with long-term substance abuse issues.
For more information about CSATF, visit CDCR’s website at
May 2, 2012
Contact: Lupe Cartagena
(559) 992-7154