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California State Prison, Corcoran Investigating Inmate Death as a Homicide

 CORCORAN – Officials at California State Prison, Corcoran (COR) are investigating the death of an inmate as a homicide.

At 12:09 p.m. Monday, April 23, staff members performing an institutional count discovered inmate Jack Davis, 33, unresponsive in his cell. An alarm was sounded and responding staff immediately began lifesaving measures. Davis was pronounced dead at 12:42 p.m.

Investigators have not identified a possible suspect at this time. The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is assisting in the investigation. The Office of the Inspector General has been notified, as have Davis’ next of kin. Inmate movement has been limited on the facility where the suspected homicide occurred to facilitate the investigation.

Davis was received into California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation custody on Nov. 8, 2017, from Los Angeles County to serve a 20-year sentence for inflicting corporal injury causing traumatic condition (second striker). He was expected to parole in 2033.

COR opened in 1988, employs approximately 2,500 people and houses about 3,200 minimum-, medium-, maximum-, and high-security custody inmates. The prison provides inmates with work, vocational, academic, educational, self-help, religious and other rehabilitative programs and has a fully licensed correctional treatment center.

Contact: Lt. Edward Sanchez, (559) 992-6104