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4 officers injured in inmate attack at Folsom prison

California State Prison, Sacramento, was site of violence that resulted in the wounding of four correctional officers on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
California State Prison, Sacramento, was site of violence that resulted in the wounding of four correctional officers on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. AP

Four correctional officers were taken to an area hospital with injuries following an assault by an inmate at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom.

The incident occurred about 9:43 a.m. Tuesday. Inmate Maurice Miles allegedly struck an officer in the face with his fist after ignoring multiple direct orders to proceed to his assigned cell, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release. A struggle followed and several officers responded in an effort to restrain Miles. During the struggle, an officer was stabbed in an arm and shoulder by an inmate-manufactured weapon that Miles swung at responding staff members, officials said.

A third officer was head-butted and a fourth officer suffered a fractured right wrist.

Prison staff members used physical force and baton strikes to subdue Miles, authorities said.

The four officers were taken to an area hospital for medical assessment and treatment.

Authorities said there is no indication that Tuesday’s attack was related to a Monday morning incident in which three inmates attacked another inmate with inmate-manufactured stabbing weapons. One of the inmates suffered a gunshot wound when a correctional officer used deadly force to control the situation.

Prison authorities said inmate Miles was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in August 2012 from Los Angeles County and was serving a six-year sentence for possession of a firearm.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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