FOLSOM – A correctional officer was attacked by an inmate Friday at California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC).

On Aug. 11 at around 9:30 a.m., inmate Montoya Nichols, 26, approached a correctional officer and began striking him in the head and facial areas with his fists. Responding staff used physical force to quell the incident.

During the altercation, the officer sustained an injury to his head requiring treatment at an outside medical facility. Inmate Nichols sustained only minor injuries and has been transferred to another institution.

Nichols was received by CDCR on Jan. 26, 2017, from San Luis Obispo County to serve a seven-year sentence for assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, battery by gassing, and resisting or deterring a peace officer with the threat of violence.

SAC, which opened in 1986, is a maximum-security prison that houses approximately 2,300 general population inmates and employs about 1,700 people. The institution houses inmates serving long sentences and those who have proven to be management problems at other institutions. SAC also houses inmates requiring specialized mental health treatment.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 11, 2017

Contact: Lt. Levance Quinn

(916) 985-8610 Ext. 3012

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