• Inmate Found Dead in Indio Jail

    A man has died while detained in a Riverside County jail, the sheriff’s department announced Monday. Deputies are said to have been conducting a routine security check in a housing unit at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio where the man was found unresponsive in his cell. Jail custody and medical staff,  CalFire and […]

  • Inmate Dies in Cell at Banning Jail

    An inmate at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning died in his cell for reasons still under investigation, authorities said Monday. The man, whose name was not disclosed, was found unconscious by correctional deputies about 11:10 a.m. Sunday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Capt. Hal Reed said deputies initiated CPR, and when paramedics […]

  • Death Row Inmate From Riverside County Dies

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A California Death Row inmate convicted more than 20 years ago of raping and strangling a 78-year-old Palm Springs woman died in a hospital, authorities said Tuesday. Royce Lyn Scott, 62, succumbed to an undisclosed illness Sunday evening at a medical facility to which he was transferred from San Quentin State Prison. […]

  • Escaped Inmate was recently released under the “Temporary Emergency Felony and Misdemeanor Bail Schedule”

    35-year-old, Angel Aleman, from Desert Hot Springs returned to custody Saturday night after escaping an Indio Jail. His escape led Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies and Indio Police officers on a nearly five hour search. During the search, residents in neighboring areas were told to stay indoors and lock-up. A perimeter was set up in the […]

  • Inmate Out Of Palm Springs Dies Of Apparent COVID-19 Complications

    PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – A man on death row for fatally stabbing a black transient in a racially motivated attack near a Palm Springs restaurant has died from what state officials said Wednesday appear to be complications of the coronavirus, which has infected about one-third of San Quentin prison inmates. David John Reed, 60, died […]

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