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Prison officials looking into death of Shasta County man

Published on February 8, 2016, in Corrections, News.

LANCASTER, Calif. – Officials at California State Prison-Los Angeles County (LAC) are investigating the death of an inmate.

Inmate Rashell Clarke, 39, was found unresponsive in his cell at 10:48 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Staff immediately began lifesaving measures and an ambulance was called. Clarke succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:26 a.m.

Clarke was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Jan. 12, 2010, to serve a 22-year, 8-month sentence for a Shasta County conviction for abusing/endangering the health of a child.

Maghan Hunt in the KRCR-TV.com News