A 33-year-old inmate serving a 13-year-sentence for a voluntary manslaughter conviction in San Diego County was pronounced dead Friday morning after being found unresponsive in his cell.
Gordon Rowell was found unresponsive about 9:30 a.m. at the California State Prison-Los Angeles County in the 44700 block of 60th Street West in Lancaster, according to Lt. Duane Bennett of the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Staff members immediately began life-saving measures and an ambulance was called, but Rowell was pronounced dead at the prison’s medical facility, Bennett said.
His cause of death will be determined by an autopsy, the lieutenant said.
Rowell was in CDCR custody since July 11, 2003 and serving a 13-year- sentence for voluntary manslaughter and resisting arrest convictions in San Diego County, Bennett said.
California State Prison-Los Angeles County opened in 1993 and houses about 3,540 inmates, according to the CDCR.
–City News Service
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