SANTA ANA, Ca. (July 20, 2020) –At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19, an inmate housed at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
During a facility transfer on Saturday, July 18, deputies noticed the inmate wasn’t feeling well and took him to be seen by Correctional Health Services. The inmate, a 57-year-old man, was then transferred to a local hospital yesterday and was pronounced deceased early this morning.
The inmate was booked into custody by the Orange Police Department on July 16, 2020 for a parole violation.
Preliminary, there are no suspicious circumstances and no signs of trauma to the decedent. At the time of his death, the decedent was housed in a two-man cell and was not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
Per protocol, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the in-custody death. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will conduct an in-custody death review. No additional information will be released at this time.