Kern Valley State Prison Newswire

Kern Valley State Prison Newswire

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  1. Convicted murderer investigated in California prison killingRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    California prison officials say a man convicted of murder two years ago is being investigated in the death of a fellow inmate after he was seen beating the man in a cell. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says 29-year-old Matthew Johnson has been placed in administrative segregation at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano during the investigation.

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  2. Riverside County murder convict is suspect in prison homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Press-Enterprise

    A man convicted of murder in Riverside County in 2016 is being investigated in the death of a fellow inmate after he was seen beating the man in a cell, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Matthew Johnson, 29, has been placed in administrative segregation at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano while the death of Richard Ruse, 51, is probed.

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  3. Central California prison probes inmate death as homicideRead the original story

    Thursday May 24 | KTVN Reno

    Kern Valley State Prison officials say employees saw 29-year-old inmate Matthew Johnson run into the cell of another inmate early Thursday.

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  4. Bay Area man arrested for alleged attempted murder of prison guardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | Contra Costa Times

    ... the officer, were treated at a local hospital. The incident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday at Kern Valley State Prison, which houses approximately 3,900 inmates. Officials there say they are treating the incident as an attempted homicide. Faultry ...

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  5. California prison guard has broken back from inmate assaultRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    Officials say two California prison guards are recovering after they were attacked by about a dozen inmates, though one suffered a broken back. They said Monday that the inmates began punching and kicking the two Kern Valley State Prison correctional officers in the dayroom of a minimum-security dormitory on Saturday.

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  6. CDCR: Two COs attacked by 12 inmates at KVSPRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2018 | TurnTo23.com

    DELANO Two correctional officers are recovering from injuries sustained during an attack by inmates Saturday at Kern Valley State Prison . Authorities said that on Saturday at about 3:40 p.m., about 12 inmates began punching and kicking two correctional officers in the dayroom of a dorm at KVSP's Minimum-Support Facility.

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  7. 'We deserve an education too'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Yahoo!

    Martin Leyva, a formerly incarcerated student, stands outside class where he is a teacher's assistant at California State University San Marcos. After years behind bars at Kern Valley State Prison and the state lockup in Chino, Calif., Martin Leyva had grown accustomed to the brutal violence and volatility of prison life.

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  8. Couple fleeing ICE agents in Central Valley killed in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2018 | Contra Costa Times

    ... . The collision was reported shortly before 7 a.m. on the 3000 block of West Cecil Avenue, near Kern Valley State Prison. Police said the couple pulled over when the officers activated their emergency lights but raced away when the officers exited ...

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  9. Man who killed California cellmate gets lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | TurnTo23.com

    A man who stomped to death his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Authorities say Bratton killed Andrew Keel at the Delano lockup in 2013, three years after beating and stomping another inmate so badly he needed brain surgery.

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  10. Man who killed California cellmate gets life in prisonRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2018 | My Mother Lode

    A man who stomped to death his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. Authorities say Bratton killed Andrew Keel at the Delano lockup in 2013, three years after beating and stomping another inmate so badly he needed brain surgery.

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  11. Butte Co. Man Ordered To Stand Trial For Teen's Murder In 1982Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | SFGate

    ... 2001. Markle was convicted and sentenced to 80 years in prison. Vacaville police arrested Markle at Kern Valley State Prison in January 2017 for Johnson's murder and he was taken to Solano County Jail. A judge determined he should be tried as an ...

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  12. 2017 Top Story, Honorable Mention: Arrest made in 35-year-old cold case in VacavilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | The Daily Republic

    ... to a murder charge and is scheduled for a probable cause hearing on Jan. 16. Markle was arrested at Kern Valley State Prison where he is serving an 80-year-to-life sentence for the 2001 murder of a Butte County woman. The murder of Shirley Pratt was ...

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  13. Glenn Towery v. State of CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | FindLaw

    ... his contraction of coccidioidomycosis (commonly known as valley fever) while incarcerated in the Kern Valley State Prison. After several iterations of his complaint, the remaining defendants-respondents in this appeal-are the State of California and ...

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