Monday, December 17, 2007

INMATE DEATH AT CORCORAN STATE PRISON UNDER INVESTIGATION

Corcoran - On December 16, 2007 at approximately 9 p.m., a 21-year-old San Bernardino County inmate was found deceased in his assigned cell at Corcoran State Prison (CSP-C).

The deceased inmate, Reuben Quesada Galasso, was received from San Bernardino County on March 16, 2006, and was serving a five-year sentence for assault with a firearm. He was pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

The case is being investigated as a possible homicide by the Kings County District Attorney's Office. The CSP-C Investigative Services Unit is cooperating with the investigation and the Office of the Inspector General's Bureau of Independent Review has been notified.

The suspect in this case is a 27-year-old inmate received from San Luis Obispo County on May 28, 1999 with a life sentence for attempted first-degree murder.

CSP-C opened in 1988 and houses nearly 5,700 minimum-, medium-, maximum- and high-security custody inmates. The Kings County prison offers academic classes and vocational programs as well as community programs and work crews. The prison employs approximately 2,300 people.

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2007
Contact:
M. Theresa Cisneros
(559) 992-6104