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Inmate Death at Mule Creek State Prison Under Investigation

IONE – Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) officials are investigating the death of an inmate as a possible homicide.

Inmate Wayne Bradley, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Custody and medical staff immediately responded, but Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prison officials have named Bradley’s cellmate, Everett McCoy, 35, as a suspect. McCoy was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on May 10, 1999, from Sacramento County to serve a sentence of 28 years to life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery. McCoy has been placed in the prison’s Administrative Segregation Unit as the incident is being investigated.

Bradley was received by CDCR on July 7, 2009, from Los Angeles County to serve a 25-year sentence for robbery by a second-striker.

The Office of the Inspector General, CDCR’s Division of Adult Institutions and the Amador County Coroners’ Office were notified of the death. Inmate movement has been limited as the investigation continues.

MCSP, which opened in 1987, houses approximately 3,700 minimum-, medium- and maximum-security inmates. The prison, located in Amador County, provides educational, medical and mental health services and employs more than 1,400 people.

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