The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said DeAngelo was transferred on January 26 from a temporary reception center at North Kern State Prison, which is used to make housing determinations for inmates based on several factors, including security and medical needs.
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The Protective House Unit is used to place inmates "whose safety would be endangered by general population housing," officials added. Inmates with high notoriety and whose cases have increased public interest are housed within the unit.
More info about Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo from @CACorrections:— Brian Johnson (@BrianABC30) February 5, 2021
"DeAngelo was transferred to California State Prison-Corcoran on Jan. 26, 2021, and he is housed in the Protective Housing Unit." @ABC30 pic.twitter.com/NwmYYvSrsS
In June 2020, DeAngelo pleaded guilty to thirteen counts of kidnapping to commit rape, and thirteen murders, including the killing of Claude Snelling in Visalia almost 45 years ago.
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in August.
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