Death of Inmate From El Dorado County at Soledad Prison Being Investigated as Homicide
SOLEDAD– Investigators at Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death of an inmate after a recent autopsy report concluded the death was a homicide.
Inmate Rick Stockton, 52, was pronounced dead on Sunday, October 7, at an outside hospital where he was transported after being found unresponsive in a restroom.
Inmate Stockton was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on August 4, 1999 from El Dorado County to serve a 25-year-to-life term for vehicle theft, possession of a deadly weapon, grand theft, robbery, and forgery.
The Office of the Inspector General has been notified.
The primary mission of CTF is to provide housing, programs and services for medium custody inmates. CTF opened in 1946; covers 680 acres, and is a three-facility complex, each function’s independently, however when required each facility supports each other.