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Inmate Attacks Four Officers at California State Prison‑Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Officials at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) are investigating an assault by an inmate that sent four correctional staff to the hospital.

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at approximately 9:43 a.m., inmate Maurice Miles struck an officer in the face with his fist after ignoring multiple direct orders to proceed to his assigned cell. A struggle ensued, and several officers responded in an effort to restrain Miles. During the incident, a second officer was stabbed in the arm and shoulder by an inmate-manufactured weapon that Miles swung at responding staff.  A third officer was head-butted, and a fourth officer sustained a fractured right wrist. Physical force and baton strikes were used during the incident to subdue the inmate. All the aforementioned officers were transported to an area hospital for medical assessment and treatment. There is no indication that this attack was related to yesterday’s incident.

Inmate Miles was received by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in August 2012 from Los Angeles County with a six-year sentence for possession of a firearm.

CSP-SAC, opened in 1986, is a maximum-security prison that houses nearly 2,400 general population inmates and employs about 1,700 people. The institution houses inmates serving long sentences and those who have proven to be management problems at other institutions. CSP-SAC also houses inmates requiring specialized mental health treatment.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              
May 17, 2016

Contact: Lt. L.A. Quinn                                         
(916) 294-3012