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California State Prison, Corcoran Correctional Officer Assaulted by Inmate

CORCORAN – A correctional officer has been treated and released for injuries he suffered from an assault by a California State Prison, Corcoran inmate last night.

On Monday, July 6th at approximately 8:30 p.m., a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) correctional officer was on duty when inmate Danny McManus, 22, struck the officer in the facial area with a state-issued cup. Inmate McManus continued to strike the officer as they both fell to the ground. The officer deployed OC spray as responding staff arrived and helped secure inmate McManus. 

The officer was taken to an outside hospital for treatment for a fractured nose and is expected to be out of work for one to two months.

Inmate McManus was committed to CDCR on June 11, 2014 from Los Angeles County to serve a life with parole sentence for attempted second-degree murder, intentional discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury, attempted carjacking, discharge of a firearm in inhabited dwelling/vehicle, and additional street gang enhancements.

CSP-Corcoran’s Investigative Services Unit is investigating the incident. The incident will be referred to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

CSP-Corcoran opened in 1988 and houses approximately 4,000 minimum-, medium-, maximum- and high-security custody inmates.  The Kings County prison offers academic classes and vocational programs as well as community programs and work crews. The prison employs approximately 2,300 people.

July 11, 2014
Contact: Lt. Luis Martinez
 (559) 992-6104