LANCASTER – Four correctional officers were injured Tuesday, June 28, in inmate attacks at California State Prison-Los Angeles County (LAC).
At 8:19 a.m., inmate Daniel Camp, 51, left his cell and attacked two correctional officers who were escorting his cellmate, Antoine LeBlanc, 29, back to the cell. One officer used pepper spray to stop the attack. However, during the attack LeBlanc forced an officer over the stair railing and the officer fell one story. As the other officer attempted to subdue LeBlanc, both also fell down the stairs.
Both officers were transported to an outside hospital for treatment of cuts to their heads and faces. One officer required five staples to the back of his head and will be kept overnight at the hospital for observation. The second officer was released and is recovering at home.
LeBlanc and Camp were examined by prison medical staff. LeBlanc sustained a cut to his forehead, and Camp was uninjured. Both inmates will be transferred to the California Institution for Men in Chino, where they will be housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit while the incident is investigated.
Camp was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from Los Angeles County on Jan. 16, 1991, to serve a sentence of 29 years to life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder. LeBlanc was received by CDCR on July 29, 2010, from Los Angeles County to serve a 37-year sentence for kidnapping, voluntary manslaughter, second-degree robbery and assault with a firearm.
After the incident, a third inmate, Ryan Brown, 26, was escorted off the yard due to his behavior, and into a gym, where he head-butted an officer, striking the brim of his hat. Physical force was used to place Brown in a holding cell. Two officers received minor injuries and were transported to an outside medical clinic for treatment. Brown sustained swelling to his eye and a cut to his mouth. Officials are investigating whether the two incidents are related.
Brown was received by CDCR on June 13, 2007, from Los Angeles County to serve a 29-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder.
LAC in Lancaster provides long-term housing for male inmates classified as minimum-, medium- and maximum-security. CSP-LAC opened in 1993, houses approximately 3,500 inmates and employs more than 1,800 people.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2016
CONTACT: LT. DUANE BENNETT