Inmate taken off Life Support early Wednesday morning PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 07:43

(43 year old prison inmate dies)…Officials suspect the cause was a delayed reaction, of sorts.

 Calipatria Corrections Lt. Jorge Santana says the inmate, Luis Bracamontes, had been in a fist fight with another inmate on July 23rd. Within days after the fight, Bracamontes began suffering problems. He was taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley. Deputy Coroner Barron says he was being treated for head injuries. This past Monday Bracamontes was pronounced dead. Santana says at the request of his family, he was kept alive by Life Support to allow for organ donation. That process was completed at 3:00 Wednesday morning, and Life Support was disconnected. Santana says it was the first time he had heard of a deceased inmate being allowed to donate organs. The Lieutenant says the Prison is investigating the death as a possible homicide. He said the inmate who had fought with the suspect has been placed in administrative segregation until the investigation is complete. The Deputy Coroner says an autopsy will be conducted Friday to determine the exact cause of death. Bracamontes was serving an 81-year to life sentence at the time of his death.