SOLEDAD – Correctional Training Facility (CTF) officials are investigating the death of Jaime Brugada as a homicide.
At approximately 9:55 p.m. on April 25, correctional officers responded when Brugada was not accounted for in his cell after a regular institutional count. During a search he was found unresponsive in another area of the housing unit with injuries consistent with a homicide.
Staff quickly initiated life-saving measures and summoned emergency services to transport Brugada to an on-site medical facility for treatment, where he was pronounced deceased at 10:00 p.m.
Officials have limited movement at the institution to facilitate the investigation being conducted by the CTF Investigative Services Unit, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office and the Monterey County Coroner. The Office of the Inspector General was notified and the Monterey County Coroner will determine Brugada’s official cause of death.
Brugada, 22, was sentenced from Riverside County on Dec. 22, 2022 to serve two years, eight months for possession/owning firearm by felon or addict as a second-striker and a one-year, fourth-month sentence for possession/owning firearm with conviction of a violent felony, to be served concurrently to the first conviction.
CTF houses minimum- and medium-security male inmates. The prison opened in Monterey County in 1947, houses more than 4,000 incarcerated people and employs 1,189 staff.
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April 26, 2023
Contact: CDCR Press Office