CALIPATRIA — A 42-year-old Calipatria State Prison inmate serving a sentence for first-degree murder died Sunday and the cause of death remains under investigation.
David Maldonado was found unconscious in his cell at 6:35 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 7:31 p.m., according to Octavio Peraza, community resource manager for the prison. He said correctional officers attempted to revive Maldonado using cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Information on the cause of death was unavailable this morning but a county Sheriff's Office log stated there was a report of a hanging at the prison.
Maldonado was in a single-person cell in the administrative segregation portion of the prison, which means other inmates would not have access to him.