Friday, August 17, 2012

INMATE CREW FATALITY AND INJURY ON INTERSTATE 8


CALIPATRIA- Officials at Calipatria State Prison (CAL) are investigating the death of one inmate and the injury of another following a vehicular accident on eastbound Interstate 8 on Friday, August 17 while CalTrans inmate work crews were working on the side of the road.

The fatality, who has not been publically identified pending notification of his family, was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 11:50 a.m. on Friday, August 17 by Imperial County Fire Captain Jesus Guzman.

Prison officials have named the second inmate involved in the vehicular accident as Richard Warrick, 45.  The inmate was transported to El Centro Regional Medical Centro for treatment of moderate injuries and has returned to the institution.

Inmate Warrick was received by CDCR on June 14, 2012 from San Benito County and was serving a 3-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance, burglary 1st, and receiving stolen property.

CAL provides educational, vocational, re-entry and self-help programs that provide inmates life skills and work skills that can be used in support of their efforts at reintegration into society.

For more information about CAL, visit CDCR’s website at www.cdcr.ca.gov.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2012
Contact: Lt. Jorge Santana
(760) 348-6002