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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Assault Advisory
May 18, 2016
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Inmate Assaults Correctional Officer at Franklin Correctional Institution Work Camp

CARABELLE, Fla.—An inmate assaulted a correctional officer Wednesday morning at Franklin Correctional Institution Work Camp.

Inmate Michael Forbes (I08919) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 11:48 a.m. EST. Inmate Forbes threw a cup containing a liquid substance at the face of the officer.

The injured officer was examined by medical staff who suggested that the officer receive treatment at an outside medical facility for eye pain and blurriness.

Inmate Forbes 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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