Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Psychologist at Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran Recovering After Inmate Attack

CORCORAN – A staff psychologist is recovering from injuries she suffered from an attack by a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF) inmate yesterday.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., a staff psychologist was escorting inmate Ryan Sanchez, 30, out of her office when inmate Sanchez turned around and struck the psychologist in her face with his fist, causing her to fall to the ground and lose consciousness. 

Inmate Sanchez was subdued and subsequently transported to the Administrative Segregation Unit.

The psychologist was taken to an area hospital and treated for head trauma. She was released and is at home recovering.

Inmate Sanchez was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on September 11, 2012 from Fresno County to serve a two-year, eight-month sentence for indecent exposure, his second strike.

The matter will be referred to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

SATF opened August 1997 on approximately 280 acres in Kings County. The institution provides long-term housing for 5,518 minimum- and maximum-custody male inmates and employs 1,828 people.



December 18, 2013

Contact: Lt. Lupe Cartagena

(559) 992-7154