Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Folsom inmate sentenced to 50 years to life for attack on guard (Correctional Officer)
Sacbee: An inmate at California State Prison,Sacramento, in Folsom has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for a 2008 attack on a Correctional officer.
A Sacramento County jury convicted Steven Jones, 35, of battery on a correctional officer by an inmate and possession of an inmate-manufactured weapon. The court also found true his prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a semiautomatic firearm. He was sentenced by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Savage.
On Sept. 20, 2008, a guard was providing backup as Jones was about to be handcuffed, when Jones suddenly spun and punched him in the face, knocking him out, according to a District Attorney's Office news release.
Jones then jumped on top of the unconscious officer and continued to punch him in the face until other officers were able to restrain him, authorities said. During a subsequent search of Jones, officers found a 5-inch-long metal "shank" sharpened to a point.
The attacked officer has recovered and returned to work.