LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — An inmate at California State Prison in Lancaster was reportedly found unresponsive in his cell Friday morning and his death is now under investigation.
Officials said inmate Gordon Rowell, 33, was found unresponsive around 9:30 a.m.READ MORE: Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver After Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger
LAC staff immediately began lifesaving measures and an ambulance was called. Rowell was pronounced dead at 9:44 a.m. by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.READ MORE: Clippers Lose to Cavaliers 92-79
Rowell’s next of kin has been notified. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.
The deceased was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on July 11, 2003, from San Diego County. He was serving a 13-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter and resisting arrest.MORE NEWS: Beverly Hills Police Department Accused Of Racial Profiling
The California Department of Corrections says LAC opened in 1993 and houses approximately 3,538 minimum, medium, maximum and high-security custody inmates.