Condemned Inmate Ronald Bell Dies

Condemned Inmate Ronald Bell Dies

CORCORAN — Condemned inmate Ronald Bell, 69, who was on California’s death row from Contra Costa County, died of unknown causes at California State Prison-Corcoran on March 8. Bell was found unresponsive in his cell at 6:30 p.m. Emergency lifesaving measures were...

Officials Arrest Offender Who Walked Away from Fire Camp

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Law enforcement officials today arrested Joseph Speakman, an offender who walked away from the Mount Bullion Conservation Camp in Mariposa County on March 1. At 1:55 p.m., Speakman was found hiding near a vacant cabin located in a rural area about...

Inmate Juan Corona Dies of Natural Causes

CORCORAN – California State Prison-Corcoran inmate Juan Vallejo Corona, 85, died of natural causes at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, March 4 at an outside hospital. Corona was serving 25 concurrent life sentences for 25 counts of first-degree murder. His victims were all farm...

Inmate Walks Away from Mount Bullion Conservation Camp

MARIPOSA — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from Mount Bullion Conservation Camp in Mariposa County on March 1. At 4:20 a.m. staff discovered inmate Joseph Speakman...