For Immediate Release

October 8, 2013

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486







WHO: Todd Eugene White, 42


WHAT: Was denied release Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at a Proposition 36 resentencing hearing by the Honorable Patrick H. Donahue. White is being held at Salinas Valley State Prison, Soledad


Deputy District Attorney Kelly Roosevelt opposed White’s release on behalf of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA).


At the hearing, the Court denied White’s resentencing after determining that he continues to pose an unreasonable risk to public safety if released into society. The Court reviewed White’s criminal history, both in and out of prison, and determined that the inmate continues to demonstrate violent and dangerous criminal behavior with past and/or current gang affiliations.


In 2011, White was involved in two prison riots and has engaged in mutual combat and acts of violence towards other inmates on multiple occasions. White conspired to smuggle drugs into prison for sale, and has been cited multiple times for illegal possession, manufacturing, of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance, or drug related paraphernalia while incarcerated.


Criminal Background Submitted for Court Consideration

On Dec. 12, 1989, White was convicted of one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to one year in jail.


On March 11, 1992, White was convicted of one felony count each of kidnapping to commit robbery, robbery, false imprisonment, and a conspiracy to commit a crime. White was sentenced to two years in state prison. (Strike Offense)


On June 18, 1993, White was convicted of one felony count of armed robbery and was sentenced to two years in state prison. (Strike Offense)