A Centinela State Prison inmate scheduled to be paroled in less than a week was stabbed to death Tuesday.
Salvador Delgado, 30, of Los Angeles was stabbed in the left upper chest as he and the inmates in his maximum-security level housing unit were being released to the yard at 9:19 a.m.
Deavonne Long, Centinela public information officer, said Delgado had left his cell and was passing a group of cells when officers saw him collapse.
Officers responding found a stab wound to his left chest directly over the heart. He was rushed to the prison's health center and a Gold Cross Ambulance crew was called to the prison.