Monday, May 22, 2017

Mule Creek State Prison investigating attempted murder of an officer

IONE ― Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) officials are investigating the attempted murder of a correctional officer that occurred Sunday afternoon in Facility A during a recreation yard release.

At 12:31 p.m., inmate Brian Jones, 28, came out of his cell and asked the floor officer, “What’s up?” Jones then punched the officer in the face and struck him multiple times in the head and in the back under his protective vest with an inmate-made weapon.

Responding staff used physical force, batons, and pepper spray to quell the incident.

The battered officer suffered multiple stab wounds to the back of his head, one stab wound to his ribs and a laceration under his left eye. Additional stab wounds were prevented by his protective vest. He was transported to an outside hospital and released Sunday night, receiving sutures for the laceration under his eye.

Three other officers also sustained injuries during the incident and were treated at outside hospitals and released. Two officers suffered injured knees in the incident and a third injured his hand.

All the officers involved are expected to make full recoveries from their injuries.

Inmate movement is limited as the MCSP Investigative Services Unit examines the incident.

While being treated for minor injuries after the attack, Jones became aggressive and uncooperative, ultimately pushing his wheelchair over backwards, causing an injury to the back of his head that required treatment for bleeding.

Jones was later transferred to California State Prison, Sacramento (CSP-SAC).

Jones was received into CDCR custody on July 8, 2014 from Sacramento County to serve a 58-years-to-life sentence with the possibility of parole for First Degree Murder.

MCSP opened in 1987, houses 3,619 inmates and employs approximately 1,700 people.

May 22, 2017 

Contact: Lt. Angelo Gonzalez  
(209) 274-5080



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Offender Walks Away from San Diego Re-entry Facility

San Diego — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Israel Hernandez, 27, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in San Diego on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 4:20 a.m. that Hernandez’s GPS device had been tampered with, and that he had been seen exiting the back door by staff. Hernandez’s GPS device was found in an adjacent parking lot.

Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Hernandez.

Hernandez is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 207 pounds. He was received by CDCR from San Diego County in November 2016 with a two-year eight month sentence for vehicle theft as a second striker. Hernandez was transferred to the MCRP in San Diego in March. He was scheduled to be released to probation in March 2018. 

Anyone who sees Hernandez or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately one year left to serve. The program links offenders to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
May 11, 2017 

CONTACT: (916) 445-4950