Inmate Attacks Correctional Officer at Franklin Correctional Institution
CARRABELLE, Fla. – An inmate attacked a correctional officer Monday afternoon at Franklin Correctional Institution.
Inmate Christopher Hicks (M29001) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 5:43 p.m. While being searched, inmate Hicks became combative and kicked an officer in the shin. Officers responded and placed restraints on inmate Hicks, who then became compliant.
The injured officers were examined by medical staff who noted an abrasion to one elbow, an abrasion to one wrist and redness to a shin.
Inmate Hicks 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.