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Inmate Death at California State Prison-Solano Being Investigated as a Homicide

VACAVILLE – California State Prison-Solano (SOL) is investigating an inmate’s death as a homicide. 

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2015, during the evening count, one inmate was discovered missing. An emergency count was conducted as well as a staff accountability. Escape protocols were initiated. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m., correctional staff found a body in a confined space inside the missing inmate’s housing unit. At approximately 11:05 p.m., the body was positively identified as the missing inmate and appears to be the victim of a homicide. An investigation is ongoing by CSP Solano Investigators, the Solano County Coroner, and the Office of Inspector General. 

The identity of the inmate cannot be released at this time due to pending notification of next of kin. The victim is a 24-year old male from Alameda County serving an eight year prison sentence for Second Degree Robbery. 

California State Prison Solano opened in 1984 and is a medium-security prison housing approximately 3,800 general population inmates.


MAY 5, 2015
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