FCI Victorville inmate Michael Paul Jones was found unresponsive in his cell at 8:45p.m. in October 2012, Council of Prison Locals reported.
Paramedics transported the 35-year-old from the prison on Air Expressway to Victor Valley Community Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m.
Jones’ injuries were “consistent with assault.”
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office and FBI would not respond for RadarOnline.com’s request for comment on Jones’ final cause of death.
But this isn’t the first time there has been violence behind bars at Victorville.
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, a male Victorville inmate accused two correction officers of sexual assault and harassment.
On April 16, 2015, the inmate was instructed to go to the recreation yard when a fight broke out in the dining hall. An officer called him to come over to the handball court via hand signal. When he entered, two other officers were with him.
Once of the officers ordered him to “f*****g get against the fence.” He complied and was told by the same officer, “If you move, I’ll put you down!”
“The officer places his left hand in the Plaintiff’s left pants pocket and forcefully grabbed and squeezed the Plaintiff’s genitals,” the documents read.
He asked for $250,000,000 for compensatory damages and $250,000,000 for punitive damages.
The case is ongoing.
In a second case, a male inmate accused employees of harassment and assault.
On November 23, 2016, the inmate's cell was searched because an officer believed a razor, which is banned from the prison, was in his possession. He was cuffed up and pulled out of the cell and moved to another.
He refused to be handcuffed, as he feared he could be assaulted. The force team was called and sprayed a chemical spray into the cell.
With his handcuffs behind his head, he was hit with a blow to the back of the head. An officer then sat on his back and punched him 10 times, knocking him in and out of consciousness.
He claims the alleged abuse began when he filed a Prison Rape Elimination Act complaint after an alleged incident where a staff member groped him.
He is asking for $75,000 in compensatory damages and $75,000 in punitive damages.
The plaintiff improperly filed complaint one in the South District of California, and refiled the same complaint in the Central District of California. He claims the court improperly dismissed the amended complaint instead of the original. The plaintiff’s motion to correct action on dismissed case was denied.
The former Dance Moms stars pled guilty to not reporting an international monetary transaction and one count of concealing bankruptcy assets in June 2016.
She was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and will report to Victorville on July 12.
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