Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nurse Assaulted in Folsom State Prison

SACRAMENTO – Folsom State Prison confirmed today that a nurse was assaulted on the prison premises at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, by an unknown assailant. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation.

The prison’s Investigative Services Unit, with the assistance of the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, is conducting an investigation of battery and sexual assault. The prison is on lockdown for the duration of the inquiry.

A post-trauma team responded to the prison and provided counseling for the staff in the unit. Prison officials said the incident has had an emotional impact on all the staff at the facility.

Additional details of the incident are being withheld pending completion of the investigation.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lt. Paul Baker (916) 985-2561 Ext. 3016