Officials investigate inmate death
Monday, Feb. 25 — Law enforcement officials are investigating the Sunday, Feb. 24 death of an inmate as a homicide, according to a press release from High Desert State Prison (HDSP).
An unidentified 26-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell about 7:05 Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at 8 a.m.
HDSP is withholding the inmate’s identity pending the notification of the next of kin. The inmate arrived at HDSP April 10, 2012 after being convicted in Yolo County of sodomy with a child under the age of 14. He was serving a 22-year sentence.