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Inmate death at Corcoran state prison under investigation

Corcoran – Investigators at California State Prison-Corcoran (CSP-Corcoran) and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the suspicious death of inmate Paul Roger Jackson, 36.  Inmate Jackson was pronounced deceased on January 12, 2013, at 4:40 p.m.

Inmate Jackson was serving a 58-year sentence from San Diego County since
August 28, 1997 for carjacking with the use of a firearm.  On January 4, 1999, Jackson also began serving a 26-year, eight-month sentence from San Diego County for second-degree robbery.  .  He had been housed at CSP-Corcoran since November 13, 2012.

The cause of death has not yet been determined.  The Kings County Coroner will perform an autopsy. The Office of the Inspector General has been notified.

CSP-Corcoran opened in 1988 and houses nearly 5,800 minimum-, medium-, maximum- and high-security custody inmates.  The Kings County prison offers academic classes and vocational programs as well as community programs and work crews.  The prison employs approximately 2,300 people.



For immediate release
January 14, 2012
Contact:  Anthony Baer

(559) 992-6104