CALIPATRIA — Officials at Calipatria State Prison (CAL) are investigating an incident that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 10, in which an inmate died while fighting with two other inmates.
The incident started at 3:15 p.m., when three inmates began to fight on the Facility B yard, a general population maximum-security area. Response teams immediately converged on the fight, quelling the violence and subduing the inmates. Staff used pepper spray and foam-tipped rubber rounds to control the violence.
Medical staff treated the victim on site before transferring him to an outside hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:59 p.m.
The victim is identified as inmate Kimsan Moun, 30, from Orange County. He was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on March 4, 2006, to serve a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder. His next-of-kin have been notified.
No staff members were harmed in the incident.
Both inmate attackers have been transferred to CAL’s Administrative Segregation Unit pending the investigation. Inmate movement has been limited to facilitate the investigation.
The Office of the Inspector General has been notified.
Calipatria State Prison opened in 1992 and houses about 3,500 inmates, 1,700 of whom are serving life and 594 are serving life without the possibility of parole. There are 1,280 employees at the prison.
Contact: Lt. Everardo Silva