Sacto 9-1-1
October 7, 2011
Inmate stabbed to death at California State Prison-Sacramento

An inmate was stabbed to death this morning at California State Prison-Sacramento.

The inmate was attacked at the Folsom area prison during regularly scheduled recreation time. The prisoner, who was incarcerated in the Secure Housing Unit, was assaulted about 7:45 a.m. today.

Medical personnel pronounced him dead 15 minutes later from multiple stab wounds.

The name of the dead man is not being released pending notification of relatives.

The inmate entered the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation system on Dec. 22, 1994. He was serving an 18-year sentence for second-degree murder in San Bernardino County.

Prison officials have recovered two weapons and indentified two suspects in the killing. The names of the suspects are being withheld. The circumstances surrounding the killing are under investigation by prison officials. Also, the Sacramento County District Attorney's office has been notified of the death.

CSP-Sacramento houses maximum-security inmates serving long sentences or those who have been hard to manage at other institutions.

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