Authorities said that two other inmates were suspected of the attack. The incident occurred at a prison in Northern California over the weekend.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released a statement stating that Alexander J. Jasso had multiple stab injuries.
The statement stated that the 33-year old was taken to a hospital outside of town, where he later died.
Officials say that an inmate-made weapon was found at the scene. Officials said that two suspects aged 32 and 29 were placed in restricted housing as authorities investigated them for suspected homicide.
During the initial investigation, authorities restricted movement in the prison yard. The attack did not result in any injuries to staff or other prisoners.
Jasso was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for multiple felonies, including attempted murder of first degree with gang enhancements.
High Desert State Prison is located in Lassen County and houses approximately 2,500 inmates in minimum, medium, and maximum custody.