Condemned Inmate Albert Ruiz, 51, Dies of Natural Causes

VACAVILLE — Condemned inmate Albert Ruiz, 51, was pronounced dead early Sunday morning, December 29, 2013. He died of natural causes in the On-Site Acute Hospital Unit at the California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville, CA.  Ruiz was sentenced to death on...

Inmate Death Being Investigated as a Homicide

JAMESTOWN – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are investigating the death of an inmate this evening. Inmate Andrew Tisnado, 31, died this evening at a valley hospital.  Inmate Tisnado was found by staff in his assigned bed on...

CDCR to Hire Approximately 7,000 Correctional Officers

SACRAMENTO— The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) expects to hire approximately 7,000 correctional officers over the next three years due to the increase in retirements.Currently more than 1,800 CDCR peace officers retire annually. This...