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California Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer in Head, Attacks Officers

April 14, 2016  | 

Officials at the California Correctional Institution (CCI) in Tehachapi are investigating an assault that ended with a correctional officer being stabbed in the head, reports KERO.

At 7:03 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, inmate Durrell Puckett, 30, summoned correctional staff to his cell. While speaking with staff, Puckett covered his cell door window so the officers could not see what he was doing. A medical emergency was announced, and as staff entered the cell, Puckett threw an unknown substance on them, officials said. He then used an inmate-manufactured weapon to stab a correctional officer in the head, according to officials.

The officer was taken to an outside hospital where she was treated for abrasions and lacerations. She was released from the hospital that evening and is recovering at home.

Staff used physical force, an extraction shield, pepper spray, and baton strikes to subdue Puckett. He was transported to a separate outside hospital and treated for a laceration to the back of his head. He was transferred to Corcoran State Prison and has been housed in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending an investigation.


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kevCopAz @ 4/14/2016 5:56 PM

I bet before this incident this same inmate was on Jerry Browns list of poor over charged and over sentenced minorities that was due to be released along with the tens of thousands of other criminal miscreatents that he and the libs are releasing in CA. Im sure it was "White privilege" that placed this poor guy in prison in the first place and he is justified in attacking the officer (according to libs) so on the other hand this attack might get him released earlier so that the inmate is not "forced to defend himself" against the mean nasty racist corrections officers in the future. GOD has this world turned upside down. I thank God daily that I do NOT live in CA.

Calivin @ 5/8/2016 3:04 PM

@kevCopAz,

I'm glad you don't live in California either. Keep thanking God my friend as I am grateful I do not have to keep you OUT of the State!

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