FOLSOM – A staff psychologist is recovering from an attack by an inmate at California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC), Thursday, March 15.

At 10:55 a.m., inmate Edjuan Scott repeatedly punched a psychologist in her mouth in the Enhanced Outpatient Treatment Center on Facility B. The blows knocked the psychologist backward, causing her to strike her head on the ground and lose consciousness. Responding staff used physical force to stop the attack.

The psychologist regained consciousness and was transported to an outside hospital, received four stutures to her lip and is currently awaiting the results of additional tests. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Scott will be placed in the prison’s administrative segregation unit as the incident is investigated. He was treated for minor injuries, including a scratch to the back of his head.

Scott, 34, was admitted from Contra Costa County June 21, 2012, to serve a sentence of life with the possibility of parole for second-degree robbery with the use of a firearm, evading police, attempted murder of a peace officer, discharging a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He is currently scheduled to be released January, 2115.

Activated in 1986, SAC is a high-security prison that houses approximately 2,100 general population inmates and employs about 1,700 people. The institution houses long-term inmates, inmates requiring specialized mental health programming, and inmates with high-risk medical concerns.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2018 

CONTACT: Lt. Levance Quinn

(916) 985-8610, ext. 3012

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