Officials detain two in connection with Saturday's stabbing death at Folsom Prison

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Two suspects have been identified and removed from the general population at Folsom State Prison following a homicide that occurred Saturday in a medium-security unit. Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing-type weapon. Responding staff began life-saving procedures before he was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. Feb. 25 in the prison. Leonard, 44, arrived in Folsom from Orange County on Sept. 2, 1998, and was serving a 25-years-to-life term for aggravated sexual assault on a child. His death is being investigated as a homicide by FSP Investigative Services Unit (ISU) and Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office investigators. The names of the suspects are being withheld pending investigation. The majority of Folsom State Prison population is back to a normal program. One segment of the population remains on a modified program pending further investigation.