VACAVILLE – Officials at California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville are investigating the attempted homicide of a correctional officer early Tuesday morning.
At approximately 1:40 a.m., while working in CMF’s Psychiatric Administrative Segregation Unit, a correctional officer was attacked by an inmate with an unidentified weapon. The officer was able to fight off the attack and secure himself in a safe area.
Additional staff responded to the incident and secured the inmate.
The officer was transported to the CMF Medical Clinic for initial treatment but was transported to an outside hospital for further medical evaluation and treatment. The officer was later released from the outside hospital and is recovering.
The inmate was medically evaluated and transferred to another institution.
At this time, the motive for the attack is unknown. The incident is being investigated by CMF’s Investigative Services Unit.
No other staff members were injured as a result of this incident.
The Psychiatric Administrative Segregation Unit is for inmates at the Enhanced Outpatient Program or Correctional Clinical Care Management System level of mental health care.
CMF was established in 1955 and houses minimum-, medium-, maximum-and high security inmates. CMF has a Correctional Treatment Center, in-patient and out-patient psychiatric facilities, a Hospice Unit for terminally ill inmates, and general population. Additionally, the Department of State Hospitals operates a licensed, Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital and an Intermediate Care Facility within CMF. The prison houses approximately 2,400 inmates and employs nearly 2,000 people.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2015
Contact: Lt. Andre Gonzales