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Correctional Officer Attacked by Inmate at San Quentin State Prison

SAN QUENTIN – A correctional officer is recovering from injuries sustained during an attack by an inmate Monday at San Quentin State Prison.

At 12:25 p.m. Monday, June 25, inmate Jesus Pina, 24, was being escorted by a correctional officer from a medical appointment to his assigned cell when he attacked the officer, striking him multiple times in the face. The officer used physical force to attempt to stop the attack but Pina grabbed the officer and tried to pull him into his cell. The officer escaped Pina’s grasp, secured the cell and activated an alarm.

During the altercation, the officer suffered facial injuries including bruising and a fractured orbital socket. He was taken to an outside hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. Pina sustained minor scratches and bruising. He was treated at the prison’s Triage and Treatment Area and was placed in the Administrative Segregation Unit.

Pina was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from Santa Clara County on May 16, 2018, to serve six years for voluntary manslaughter with a ten-year enhancement for involvement in a street gang in commission of a violent felony.

San Quentin State Prison, California’s oldest correctional institution, was opened July 1852 and includes a reception center, general population units, and a minimum-security work crew unit. Male condemned inmates are also housed at San Quentin. The prison currently houses about 4,100 inmates and employs more than 1,800 people.


June 26, 2018

Contact: Lt. Sam Robinson

(415) 455-5008