Inmate Walks Away from Deuel Vocational Institution

TRACY– On Monday June 04, 2012, at approximately 2:30 a.m. a Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) inmate assigned to the Minimum Support Facility was discovered missing. Inmate Raul Edgardo Lopez, 25, a minimum-custody inmate, assigned to the institution’s...

Condemned Inmate James Crummel Dies of Suicide

SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate James Lee Crummel, 68, who was on death row for the 1979 murder of a 13-year-old boy, was found hanging in his cell at San Quentin State Prison.  Crummel was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. He was housed alone in his...