Six CMC officers injured in inmate attack

June 27, 2013
Christopher McCoy

Christopher McCoy

An attack by an inmate at the California Men’s Colony on Thursday resulted in six correctional officers being transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

At approximately 8:45 a.m., inmate Christopher McCoy, 34, was discovered trying to commit suicide. When prison staff intervened, McCoy attacked them with a plastic cup and his fists.

At least one of the officers sustained serious injuries. All of the officers have been released from the hospital.

Emergency medical personnel transported the inmate to a separate community hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries incurred during the attack.

When he was 21-years-old, McCoy was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder.

 


14 Comments

  1. Slowerfaster says:

    It is my observation that ‘rehabilitation’ is not working out so well in this case.
    Course, a life sentence without parole possibility really offers no promise of rehabilitation. It’s a death sentence that just takes a long time.

    Why not house the most violent and unredeemable of offenders in super secure prisons, but with plenty of open space inside ? Then, they could do with each other as events would unfold.

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  2. mkaney says:

    Hmmmm.. yet another story from law enforcement that does not sound credible. Imagine that.

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  3. MaryMalone says:

    REALLY? Six guards against one inmate, and the guards all have to be transmitted to a hospital, one with serious injuries?

    And the guy had only his fists and a plastic cup as weapons?

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  4. slojustice says:

    Get a rope.

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  5. Ted Slanders says:

    Uh, I hate to be somewhat ungodly, but couldn’t they have just looked the other way until the deed was done? Less injuries, less taxpayer money being spent, and if he was a TRUE Christian, isn’t heaven a better place than his previous address? A win-win situation.

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    • Rambunctious says:

      Now you’re making sense…I knew you would come around to my way of thinking. Keep reading my posts and you will be just fine. lol

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    • unlisted says:

      Heaven??? Not if he’s Catholic.

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    • MaryMalone says:

      I highly doubt, had they “looked the other way,” it would have remained unknown for too long, and the last thing we need is another cause-celebre lawsuit related to the prisons in California!

      California is already up to its metaphorical tits in problems related to prison overcrowding, poor treatment of prisoners, etc., etc., etc.

      We really don’t need to hand the feds a new reason to pitch a fit about our prison system.

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    • abigchocoholic says:

      funny in a warped sort of way. That’s exactly what I thought I just didn’t want to say it out loud.

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  6. shelworth says:

    Duh, you find them after they commit suicide not before.

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