Monday, March 8, 2010

California Medical Facility Inmate Death Under Investigation

Vacaville – California Medical Facility (CMF) investigators are investigating the death of inmate Michael Ferguson, 44, who was pronounced dead on March 8, 2010 at 8:37 a.m. after suffering massive head injuries. The Solano County District Attorney’s Office is assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Inmate Ferguson was received from Alameda County on March 31, 1997 with a 16-years-to-life sentence for second-degree murder. He had been housed at CMF since April 20, 2005.

CMF is a multi-mission institution that houses more than 3,000 inmates and employs nearly 1,900 medical, custody and support staff. Opened in 1955, the institution houses medium-security inmates and provides inpatient and outpatient medical, psychiatric and hospice services to inmates.