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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Assault Advisory
May 24, 2016
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Inmate Assaults Staff Member at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution Annex

MILTON, Fla. — An inmate assaulted a staff member Tuesday morning at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution Annex.

Inmate Miguel Mendez (M32655) attacked the staff member at approximately 8:15 a.m. Inmate Mendez suddenly became combative and kicked a nearby staff member in the thigh. A correctional officer responded, at which point inmate Mendez became compliant.

The injured staff member was examined by medical staff who noted bruising to one thigh.

Inmate Mendez 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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