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Slain Prison Guard’s Family Files Federal Suit

From Times Wire Reports

The family of slain Chino Institution for Men correctional officer Manuel Gonzalez has filed a $100-million federal lawsuit against California Youth and Adult Correctional Agency Secretary Roderick Q. Hickman and others for “deliberate indifference.”

Gonzalez, a 16-year veteran with the California Department of Corrections, was stabbed to death inside the prison Jan. 10.

Gonzalez estate attorneys say prison administrators Hickman, California Department of Corrections Director Jeanne S. Woodford and recently fired Chino prison warden Lori DiCarlo contributed to Gonzalez’s death by failing to properly house alleged killer Jon Christopher Blaylock and failing to distribute stab-proof vests that were stored in a prison warehouse at the time of the slaying.


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