LOS ANGELES – A contract psychologist is recovering from injuries she suffered from an attack by a California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC) inmate this morning.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., the psychologist was conducting rounds in one of the institution’s housing facilities when inmate Jacob Marquez, 37, repeatedly punched the psychologist in her face.
Inmate Marquez was subdued and subsequently transported to the Administrative Segregation Unit.
The psychologist was taken to an area hospital for treatment for injuries to her head, a broken nose, and hemorrhaging behind her left eye. One responding officer sustained an injury to her leg and hand during the incident. Another responding officer sustained cuts and bruises to his right hand.
Marquez was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on September 3, 2004 from Los Angeles County to serve a 20-year sentence for second-degree robbery.
The matter will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
“LAC opened in 1993 and houses 3,724 minimum-, medium-, maximum-, and high-security custody inmates. The prison offers academic classes and vocational programs, as well as community programs and work crews. The prison employs approximately 1,473 people.
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June 18, 2013
Contact: Jackie Galapon