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California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Investigating Inmate Death as a Homicide

CORCORAN – Officials at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF) are investigating the June 11, 2020, death of 30-year-old inmate Anthony Roberson-Anderson as a homicide.

On June 9 at 11:02 a.m., prison staff observed inmate Brandon Caine running from the prone form of Roberson-Anderson. Staff immediately responded to the area and discovered Roberson-Anderson with swelling and multiple lacerations to his face and head. Staff placed Caine in restraints.

Responding medical staff began life-saving measures and 911 was called. Medical assistance was provided as Roberson-Anderson was transported to the prison’s medical facility. Roberson-Anderson was subsequently airlifted to a local hospital for a higher level of care.

On June 11 at 10:54 p.m., Roberson-Anderson succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

This incident is not connected to a June 10 homicide investigation at SATF.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation received Roberson-Anderson from Los Angeles County on Dec. 4, 2014. He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder.

The Kings County District Attorney’s Office is assisting SATF’s Investigative Services Unit with its investigation. The Office of the Inspector General has been notified.

Caine, 38, was placed in segregated housing pending an investigation. He was received from Los Angeles County on March 27, 2013. He was sentenced to 12 years for first-degree robbery.

SATF opened in 1997 and has 1,921 employees. It houses and 4,875 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.

inmate Anthony Roberson-Anderson
inmate Brandon Caine


Contact: Terri Hardy (916) 307-0180