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Corrections Employee Ralph Canning | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Corrections Employee

Ralph Canning

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Friday, April 23, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Textile Products Foreman Canning was stabbed to death while working at San Quentin State Prison.

The inmate, who was serving a fives years to life sentence for a 1964 narcotics conviction, stabbed Foreman Canning 18 times. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death January 4th, 1966. His sentenced was later commuted to life.

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