By OPEC Staff

A staff psychologist is recovering from injuries she suffered from an attack by an inmate at the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF) on Tuesday.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., a staff psychologist was escorting inmate Ryan Sanchez, 30, out of her office when inmate Sanchez turned around and struck the psychologist in her face with his fist, causing her to fall to the ground and lose consciousness.

Inmate Sanchez was subdued and subsequently transported to the Administrative Segregation Unit.

The psychologist was taken to an area hospital and treated for head trauma. She was released and is at home recovering.

Inmate Sanchez was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on September 11, 2012 from Fresno County to serve a two-year, eight-month sentence for indecent exposure, his second strike.

The matter will be referred to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.