Officers injured in staff assault at California Correctional Center

Six members of custody staff at California Correction Center (CCC) were assaulted by a group of approximately 30 inmates today at 6:30 a.m. in the dining hall.

The incident happened when inmates were walking to the facility dining hall to receive the morning meal. One inmate was being counseled by officers for not complying with the rules. The inmate became angered and turned around and attacked one of the officers. Immediately, approximately 30 inmates rushed to the scene of the attack and began punching and kicking the officers. Inmates also hurled food trays and broke them over the heads of responding staff.

Responding staff used physical force, pepper spray and less-than-lethal direct impact rounds to quell the riot within a few minutes. Four correctional officers were treated for minor cuts and bruises at nearby hospitals. They were quickly released. A correctional counselor was also treated for a broken thumb and returned to work.

One inmate suffered a broken orbital socket and is receiving treatment at an outside medical facility. Four inmate-made weapons were recovered in the dining hall.

Inmate movement on CCC’s yard is being restricted while the cause and participants of the riot are being investigated.

 

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7 Responses

  1. K. LOPEZ Thursday, March 16, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    For the Lassen Staff involved in this incident , You are in my prayers ,wishing each and every one of you a speedy recovery,

  2. ALE Thursday, March 16, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Stay strong and a fast recovery.

  3. Monica Romero Thursday, March 16, 2017 / 8:29 am

    May all six of you brave peacemakers be healed and strengthened soon!

  4. Dr. Rachel Foster Thursday, March 16, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Sending good thoughts and well wishes to those involved in the incident.

  5. Kenneth Emerick Thursday, March 16, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Sincere thanks to these and other Custody staff serving CDCR and the public throughout California.

  6. C/O Olivia Wehagen...formerly Lawson Thursday, March 16, 2017 / 7:25 am

    Prayers for all my former correctional staff at CCC! Sorry you had to go through this. We all share in the hope that this was an isolated incident.

  7. kawatha Geter Thursday, March 16, 2017 / 4:04 am

    To all CDCR staff, watch your back and cover your six, you never know when, you never know
    where. To the injured staff at CCC, here’s to a speedy recovery and to the responding staff,
    helluva of job.
    To all our Custody staff everywhere a big shout-out for keeping us safe.

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