The Sun Gazette reports that Mr. DeAngelo will remain in the Protective Housing Unit. It is a section for prisoners who cannot be housed in the general population because they need ‘special protection.’ It is a relatively quiet unit as none of these prisoners want to be transferred to a less well-guarded section of the prison.
After his sentencing in August of last year, he stayed at the Sacramento County Jail until Nov. 3, 2020. He then moved to North Kern State Prison. After evaluation, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCH) decided on Corcoran State Prison where he has been since Jan 26, 2021.
In the summer of 2020, Mr. DeAngelo plead guilty to 13 murders, 13 kidnappings, 62 rapes, and 161 other uncharged crimes in the cases of 61 uncharged victims. In doing so, he avoided the death penalty. Joseph James DeAngelo, Jr is known as the Golden State Killer, the Original Night Stalker, the East Area Rapist, the Diamond Knot Killer, and more. He is a former police officer.
“The court is not saying that Mr. DeAngelo does not deserve to have the death penalty imposed. It merely means the court feels it will never come to pass,” Judge Michael Bowman said. “Mr. DeAngelo will spend the rest of his natural life and ultimately meet his death confined behind the walls of a state penitentiary.”