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Officers Injured in Inmate Attack at California State Prison-Los Angeles County

LANCASTER – Two correctional officers were injured Sunday, Jan. 29, in an inmate attack at California State Prison-Los Angeles County (LAC).

At 11:07 a.m., inmate Calvin Glass, 20, became aggressive toward an LAC correctional officer. The officer ordered Glass to submit to handcuffs, but the inmate did not comply and attacked the officer. He grabbed the officer around his torso and threw him to the floor, but the officer managed to get onto his feet and utilized his baton to quell the attack. Additional officers responded immediately and utilized chemical agents to subdue Glass, who they were able to place in handcuffs.
The officer who was initially attacked was transported to an outside hospital for treatment of a fractured elbow. A responding officer was also treated at an outside hospital for treatment of a fractured wrist. Both officers are recovering at home and expected to make full recoveries.
Glass sustained no injuries during the incident and has been placed in LAC’s Administrative Segregation Unit as the attack is investigated.
Glass was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on June 8, 2016, from San Diego County to serve a 21-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter and attempted second-degree murder.
LAC provides long-term housing for male inmates classified as minimum-, medium- and maximum-security. CSP-LAC opened in 1993, houses approximately 3,400 inmates and employs more than 1,800 people.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       
Jan. 30, 2017     
Contact: Lt. Duane Bennett                                                                            
(661) 729-6912