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Correctional Peace Officers Recovering After Inmate Attack

SAN DIEGO – Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility officials are investigating a staff assault that sent three correctional peace officers to the hospital.
On February 2, 2016, at 6:45 p.m., inmate Timothy Green, 55, struck a correctional officer on the right side of his face, causing him to lose consciousness. Inmate Green advanced toward the officer to continue his attack. A lieutenant responded and tried to subdue the inmate. Inmate Green head-butted the lieutenant in his face. A second officer responded and helped the lieutenant restrain the inmate.
The two officers and the lieutenant were taken to an outside hospital for treatment and released. The first officer suffered a head injury. The second officer suffered a sprained forearm and the lieutenant suffered a sprained hand. All are expected to recover.
Inmate Green was not injured in the attack. He was re-housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending an investigation. Green was admitted to state prison on March 22, 1988, from Los Angeles County with a 15-year-to-life sentence for second-degree murder. Green was also sentenced in 1991 in Solano County with a two-year sentence for battery on a peace officer and in 2014 in Sacramento County with another two-year sentence for aggravated battery on a peace officer by gassing and battery on a non-prisoner.
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility opened in July 1987 on approximately 780 acres in San Diego County. The primary mission of the prison is to provide housing and supervision for minimum- to high-security inmates. Designed as a training and work-oriented facility, RJDCF provides health care, vocational, academic and industrial programs for nearly 3,200 male inmates and employs about 1,500 people.
February 3, 2016
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