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Correctional Officer Assaulted at North Kern State Prison

DELANO – A correctional officer is recovering from injuries sustained during an attack by an inmate at North Kern State Prison (NKSP).

On Dec. 5 as the correctional officer was monitoring the evening meal release, inmate Frankie Germany, 33, approached the officer with his fists raised in a fighting position. The officer immediately activated his personal alarm and ordered inmate Germany to get down on the ground with negative results. Another correctional officer ordered all inmates to get down. When inmate Germany did not get down and continued to advance aggressively, the officer used pepper spray to stop the attack, but Germany continued to advance at the officer. Before the officer could react further, Germany lunged and struck the officer in his face. The officer then wrapped his arms around the inmate and forced him to the ground.   

The officer was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for a fractured thumb and released. Inmate Germany did not sustain any injuries and was placed in the Administrative Segregation Unit. He will face charges of battery on a peace officer resulting in significant bodily injury.

Germany  was received by CDCR on Nov. 21, 2016, from Los Angeles County to serve a four-year sentence for burglary by a second striker.

North Kern State Prison’s mission is to process and classify incoming inmates from county jails by evaluating their medical and mental health needs and determining their security level, program requirements, and appropriate institutional placement prior to their transfer. NKSP has a general population medium-custody facility and a minimum support facility with a 10-bed Level I firehouse. The general population portion of the institution focuses on providing educational and vocational opportunities to equip inmates with skills to aid them in finding gainful employment upon their release from prison.

Dec. 6, 2016

CONTACT:Jose Martinez  
(661) 721-2345 ext. 5006