CHIPLEY, Fla – An inmate attacked a correctional officer Sunday afternoon at Northwest Florida Reception Center.
Inmate Derrick Young (483856) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 5:08 p.m. Inmate Young reached out from his cell flap and struck a passing correctional officer in the abdomen.
The injured officer was examined by medical staff who noted bruising in the abdomen.
Inmate Young 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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