Century Correctional Institution Inmate Assaults Officer

May 11, 2017

Monday, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Century Correctional Institution, according to information recently released by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Cesar Figueroa-DonnolĀ  assaulted the officer at approximately 12:40 a.m. Figueroa-Donnol head-butted the officer, according to the FDOC. Staff responded appropriately, and the inmate was subdued.

Figueroa-Donnol will receive a disciplinary report for the assault. The FDOC did not release any information about the correctional officer’s condition or need for outside medical care.

Figueroa-Donnol was sentenced in November 2015 to 17 years in prison on Orange County charges that included burglary and drug trafficking.


16 Responses to “Century Correctional Institution Inmate Assaults Officer”

  1. Herman Cruise on June 9th, 2017 4:44 am

    He looks so serious…
    Have anyone here ever wonder why inmates dont smile for their prison photo? Inmates are not allowed.
    By the way. Life is very “painful” for an inmate that assaults a CO. That CO and his friends make sure of it and it does not make the news unless it results on the death of the inmate.

  2. Dan on May 15th, 2017 8:04 pm

    Now I understand what your saying but believe me if the officers that work there could persuade the inmate population in a different way without repercussions then we would not have these assaults on staff to begin with

  3. No Excuses on May 13th, 2017 4:50 pm

    @429scj: I wasn’t sure if that was what you meant, but I concur wholeheartedly! Touch me, inmate, and I’m going to touch you back in a way that will be painful and that you won’t forget. That’s assuming the other inmates don’t take care of you first.

  4. 429SCJ on May 13th, 2017 6:14 am

    @Dan, No Excuses and Caveman, I do not feel that the DOJ and ACLU, would appreciate my bone shattering methodology,

    My heart is in it though; simply the wrong era.

  5. anne 1of2 on May 12th, 2017 12:04 pm

    Looks like he has an audience within that prison.. He needs to be moved to solitary confinement. It’s hard to be big and bad with no audience.

  6. fisherman on May 12th, 2017 8:46 am

    Put anyone assaulting a CO in solitary confinement for the duration of his time plus what ever they get for the assault. Take away the television, radio, commissary, and any other luxury items they may get. Give them 3 meals a day and a bed plus a bible and they may think before they assault a CO. The liberal and the ACLU can become CO,s

  7. Well on May 12th, 2017 7:02 am

    It is a shame that NOTHING is done to the inmates.

    Paper is for wiping with.

  8. Caveman32565 on May 12th, 2017 1:20 am

    Hey 429SCJ they are hiring all the time.. go knock your self out..

    I wish that I were a CO, I would correct Cesar daily; and often. I feel that helping others to be better is a great aspiration

  9. Nod on May 12th, 2017 12:43 am

    Lock them in cell until their time is up.no more problem.

  10. CorrectionalOfficer on May 11th, 2017 10:11 pm

    As a Correctional Officer for the last 20 years, I have seen a rise in the amount of attacks on Officers. The biggest reason is there are no consequences for the inmates actions. If you were sentenced to 17 years in prison would you really fear a disciplinary report. It works just like a restraining order. I have never saw a piece of paper that could stop a fist, a shank or a head-butt. Any crime committed inside a prison, no matter how small, should be prosecuted, just as you would be if you committed the crime. there’s a huge double standard between inmates and Officers. Everyone should be held accountable for their actions, at all times.

  11. Dan on May 11th, 2017 10:08 pm

    @429scj it’s not hard to be a co come down we will get you an application. Then you can train for about six moths take a state exam and bam your off to the races only problem is the first time you correct Cesar and he tells you what you can do to his private parts and there is nothing you can do about what are you gonna do can’t put him in confinement it’s full can’t beat him up that’s against the rules probably what you should do is keep the job you have and quit wishing for something you can’t handle

  12. Michelle on May 11th, 2017 6:05 pm

    This man even looks mean !! It looks like he tried to be a big and bad mean boy when they took his photo for prison. Bad seed apparently !! I hope he gets 20 more years !! You would think he would do everything possible to behave so he could gain time. You can’t fix stupid or he just loves prison !!

  13. sam on May 11th, 2017 3:38 pm

    i have no feelings for criminals that spend a life time living off of theirs crimes and the tax payer. if we’re too humane to dispose of them, which i favor. find an island in the pacific drop em off on it and let em deal with each other.

  14. No Excuses on May 11th, 2017 3:11 pm


    Helping others to be better IS a great aspiration – one I aspire to daily. However, the ones you are attempting to help must wish to do better. It’s a two way street. This guy ain’t interested. He hates law enforcement for holding him accountable, so he’ll hurt any chance he gets UNTIL he either learns it won’t pay off for him OR he decides he wants to change.

    Hoping the CO is OK!

  15. 429SCJ on May 11th, 2017 9:07 am

    I cannot understand what an inmate has to gain, by cultivating a relationship based on hate and brutality.

    I wish that I were a CO, I would correct Cesar daily; and often. I feel that helping others to be better is a great aspiration.

  16. mike on May 11th, 2017 9:01 am

    Attempted murder charge with maximum penalty, should a CO be injured. That should lessen the frequency of these types of attacks. I don’t envy the job COs have to do, gotta be a dangerous, difficult work life to have to deal with.

    This stuff is on the rise at CCI, seems like. I’d suggest nightsticks & tasers, but since a CO no longer can carry a gun, I’d guess that those items will never be allowed either, riot shield squads excepted. Some brave people having to deal with some big, scary, dangerous individuals

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