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Officers Injured in Inmate Attack at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

SAN DIEGO – A correctional officer was attacked by an inmate during Friday’s evening meal at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF).

On Jan. 27 at around 5:20 p.m., a correctional officer was monitoring the tray slot window in a facility dining hall when inmate Sean Paul McIntire struck the officer three times in his head and face with his fists.
Additional correctional officers responded quickly and used chemical agents, batons and physical force to subdue McIntire, who received minor injuries. McIntire was treated by prison medical staff and then rehoused in the Administrative Segregation Unit.
The officer who was initially attacked received an abrasion to his right eyebrow, a cut inside his lower lip and a bump to the back of his head and was transported to an outside medical facility for treatment. A responding officer also sustained two fractures to his right ring finger and was transported to an outside medical facility.
Both officers were treated and released and are expected to make full recoveries.
McIntire was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on March 25, 2015, from El Dorado County to serve a life sentence for second-degree murder.
RJDCF was opened in July 1987 on approximately 780 acres in San Diego County and employs approximately 1,500 people and provides secure housing for approximately 3,100 minimum-, medium- and high-security inmates. The prison provides offenders academic and vocational education programs, work skills in prison industries and inmate self-help group activities.
RJDCF works extensively with San Diego County, in conjunction with other governmental entities, to perform many valuable services to the various communities within the county.


CONTACT:Lt. Jennifer Davies (619) 661-7802
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