IONE – Officials at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) are investigating an alleged assault that sent two correctional officers to local hospitals with minor injuries last night.
At 6:27 p.m. on Monday, April 17, during the evening meal, an officer confronted an inmate who took an extra tray from the serving line. The inmate and his cellmate abruptly attacked the officer, striking him in the head. A second officer who responded to the attack was also struck by the two inmates before additional staff brought the situation under control with physical force and pepper spray.
Both officers were transported to an outside hospital, and were treated and released last night. One officer suffered a broken thumb, loose teeth and a swollen lip, and both officers suffered minor bruises.
Both inmates were sent to the Administrative Segregation Unit pending the results of an investigation into the incident.
MCSP is located in Ione in Amador County, approximately 60 miles southeast of Sacramento. The prison opened in 1987 and houses approximately 3,600 minimum, medium, and maximum-custody inmates. The prison provides educational, medical and mental health services and employs more than 1,400 people.
CONTACT: Bill Sessa