Inmate attacks four officers at CSP-Sacramento

By the Office of Public and Employee Communications

Officials at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) are investigating an assault by an inmate that sent four correctional staff to the hospital.

On Tuesday, May 17, at approximately 9:43 a.m., inmate Maurice Miles struck an officer in the face with his fist after ignoring multiple direct orders to proceed to his assigned cell. A struggle ensued, and several officers responded in an effort to restrain Miles. During the incident, a second officer was stabbed in the arm and shoulder by an inmate-manufactured weapon that Miles swung at responding staff.  A third officer was head-butted, and a fourth officer sustained a fractured right wrist. Physical force and baton strikes were used during the incident to subdue the inmate. All the aforementioned officers were transported to an area hospital for medical assessment and treatment. There is no indication that this attack was related to yesterday’s incident.

Inmate Miles was received by CDCR in August 2012 from Los Angeles County with a six-year sentence for possession of a firearm.

CSP-SAC, opened in 1986, is a maximum-security prison that houses nearly 2,400 general population inmates and employs about 1,700 people. The institution houses inmates serving long sentences and those who have proven to be management problems at other institutions. CSP-SAC also houses inmates requiring specialized mental health treatment.


4 Responses

  1. Maria Thursday, May 19, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Thanks to the officers who kept the situation under control. May you all recover soon.

  2. Rob Wednesday, May 18, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    I feel safe everyday knowing there are guys like this around me. You have a tough job and I truly speak for all the medical staff here at FSP when I say THANK YOU!

    RN Smith

  3. R. Mana Jaundoo CSP-SQ Wednesday, May 18, 2016 / 6:29 am

    My prayers go out to those officers. May they recover & bounce back stronger than ever! This is a crazy environment we all work in & anything can go sideways at any time (for custody & non-custody)! I hope we all STAY SAFE!

  4. L. Carrillo, PT Tuesday, May 17, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    Thank you to all our officers here at Sac. You are all appreciated for keeping us free staff safe. We respect your proactiveness and, personally, I thank you for allowing me to go home safe every night to my family. You are all in my prayers and thoughts. I cannot say enough how much I am thankful for our custody staff here. you are all so often unappreciated. Thank you for putting on that uniform every day and doing the job that many of us cannot.

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