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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Assault Advisory
April 21, 2016
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Inmate Attacks Correctional Officer at Taylor Correctional Institution

PERRY, Fla.—An inmate attacked a correctional officer Wednesday evening at Taylor Correctional Institution.

Inmate Johnny Simmons (B06535) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 10:50 p.m. While being counseled by staff, inmate Simmons became combative, pulled away and tripped a correctional officer. Staff then responded and inmate Simmons became compliant.

The injured officer was examined by medical staff who noted a laceration to an elbow and light bruising to one knee.

Inmate Simmons will receive a disciplinary report for this assault. The Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General will investigate this incident.

An Assault Advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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