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Inmate Death at Mule Creek State Prison is Suspected Homicide

IONE – Officials at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) are investigating the death of inmate Gregory Miley as a suspected homicide.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:25 p.m. Monday, May 23, after Miley was attacked by another inmate during the evening yard program.

He was escorted to the prison medical facility where he was evaluated and medically cleared to return to his housing unit. However, Miley returned to the prison medical facility and at approximately 9:07 p.m. became unconscious.

A medical emergency was declared and he was airlifted to a nearby hospital. On Wednesday, May 25, at 4:10 p.m., Miley was removed from life support and pronounced dead.

Miley was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on February 16, 1982, from Los Angeles to serve life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder. On November 11, 1983, he was charged for another murder, and again sentenced, this time out of Orange County to life with the possibility of parole.

In both cases, Miley was convicted for his role as an accomplice to William George Bonin, known as the “Freeway Killer”, in the killing of two boys, ages 14 and 12, in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Mule Creek State Prison opened in June 1987 and houses approximately 3,100 minimum-, medium-, and maximum-security inmates. There is also a Sensitive Needs Yard. MCSP offers classes and vocational programs and employs approximately 1,500 people. For more information, visit

May 26, 2016

CONTACT: Lt. Angelo Gonzalez
(209) 274-5080
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