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AB 2761 Reporting

Kern County Sheriff's Office

In-custody Death Reporting per Penal Code 10008/Assembly Bill 2761

Commencing January 1, 2023, if a death occurs while a person is in custody, this bill would require the agency with jurisdiction over the state or local correctional facility with custodial responsibility for the person to post specified information, including the facility and location within that facility where the death occurred and the decedent’s age, race, and gender, on its internet website within 10 days of the death. The bill would grant an agency an additional 10 days to make good faith efforts to notify next of kin if the agency seeks to notify the next of kin and is unable to do so within 10 days of the death. If any information regarding the death changes, the bill would also require the agency to update the posting within 30 days of the change.

PC 10008

  • (a) When a person who is in custody dies, the agency with jurisdiction over the state or local correctional facility with custodial responsibility for the person at the time of their death shall, consistent with reporting requirements pursuant to Section 12525 of the Government Code, post all of the following on its internet website:
  • (1) The full name of the agency with custodial responsibility at the time of death.
  • (2) The county in which the death occurred.
  • (3) The facility in which the death occurred, and the location within that facility where the death occurred.
  • (4) The race, gender, and age of the decedent.
  • (5) The date on which the death occurred.
  • (6) The custodial status of the decedent, including, but not limited to, whether the person was awaiting arraignment, awaiting trial, or incarcerated.
  • (7) The manner and means of death.
  • (b) (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the information shall be posted for the public to view on the agency’s internet website within 10 days of the date of death. If any of the information changes, including, but not limited to, the manner and means of death, the agency shall update the posting within 30 days of the change.
Agency Date of Death Age County Facility Location of Death Custody Status Mean of Death Manner of Death Race Gender
Kern County Sheriffs Office 10/06/2023 60 Kern County Local Hospital Facility - Living Booked - Awaiting Trial Not Applicable (Natural) Natural Black Male
Kern County Sheriffs Office 09/10/2023 31 Kern County Central Received Facility Facility - Holding Booked - Awaiting Trial Hanging, Strangulation Suicide Hispanic Female
Kern County Sheriffs Office 09/04/2023 31 Kern County Mojave Jail Facility - Medical Treatment Booked - Awaiting Trial Hanging, Strangulation Suicide White Male
Kern County Sheriffs Office 08/25/2023 60 Kern County Local Hospital Facility - Medical Treatment Booked - Awaiting Trial Not Applicable (Natural) Natural Black Male
Kern County Sheriffs Office 07/06/2023 54 Kern County Local Hospital Facility - Medical Treatment Booked - Awaiting Trial Not Applicable (Natural) Natural Hispanic Male
Kern County Sheriffs Office 05/03/2023 25 Kern County Justice Facility Facility - Living Sentenced Hanging, Strangulation Suicide White Male
Kern County Sheriffs Office 04/21/2023 34 Kern County Justice Facility Facility - Living Booked - Awaiting Trial Hanging, Strangulation Suicide White Male
Kern County Sheriffs Office 02/06/2023 42 Kern County Pre-Trial Facility Facility - Living Sentenced Not Applicable (Natural) Natural White Male
Kern County Sheriffs Office 02/03/2023 24 Kern County Pre-Trial Facility Facility - Living Booked - Awaiting Trial Hanging, Strangulation Suicide Hispanic Male
Kern County Sheriffs Office 01/20/2023 42 Kern County Pre-Trial Facility Facility - Living Booked - Awaiting Trial Hanging, Strangulation Suicide Asian Male
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