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Corrections Employee Ronald L. Turner | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Corrections Employee

Ronald L. Turner

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Thursday, September 16, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Died in prison

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Laundry Supervisor Ronald Turner was stabbed to death by a inmate in the laundry room at Folsom Prison.

The inmate, a member of the Black Liberation Army, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He died in prison August 1, 1978.

Supervisor Turner had served with the agency for 2 year. He was survived by his wife and four children.

The Black Liberation Army was a violent, radical group that attempted to fight for independence from the United States government in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The BLA was responsible for the murders of more than 10 police officers around the country. They were also responsible for violent attacks around the country that left many police officers wounded.

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Many thanks for honorably serving in our country's law enforcement. RIP and my condolences with your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian
June 17, 2016

 

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