A Perris couple suspected of forcibly keeping a dozen of their children, some of them adults, in squalid conditions and with several shackled to their beds were behind bars today. David Allen Turpin, 56, and his wife, 49-year-old Louise Ann Turpin, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing multiple acts of torture and child abuse. […]
RIVERSIDE – An inmate who died at the Robert Presley Detention Center was identified by the coroner’s office today as 47-year-old Angel Cortina of Tucson, Arizona. Cortina suffered a medical emergency at the jail on Saturday, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Christian Dekker. “Facility medical personnel responded and immediately began life-saving efforts,” Dekker said. […]
RIVERSIDE — Riverside County Sheriff’s officials confirmed they are investigating an in-custody death that happened at the Robert Presley Detention Center Saturday, July 8. The person who died has only been identified as “a 47-year-old male inmate,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Christian Dekker explained in a written press release after the incident. The man’s name has not been released, pending notification of […]
An inmate awaiting trial for two murders has organized a hunger strike that began Friday, April 14, at the Robert Presley Detention Center, vowing to reject all meals for the next 18 days to protest treatment of detainees in isolation at the Riverside jail and other county lockups.