Inmate Suffers Life Threatening Injuries In Century Correctional Altercation

May 19, 2017

An inmate suffered life threatening injuries during an alteration at Century Correctional Institution Thursday afternoon.

Escambia County EMS initially responded to a call of a victim with multiple “puncture wounds”, according to an Escambia County spokesperson. The inmate was airlifted by LifeFlight helicopter to a Pensacola hospital for treatment.

“Yesterday, an inmate was injured as a result of an apparent inmate-on-inmate altercation at Century Correctional Institution,” Ashley Cook, press secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections, said Friday morning. “The incident is currently under investigation by the Department’s Office of the Inspector General. Due to the open and active investigation into this incident, this is all of the information currently available.” photos, click to enlarge.


7 Responses to “Inmate Suffers Life Threatening Injuries In Century Correctional Altercation”

  1. Confused on May 19th, 2017 11:18 pm

    Dan, And how did this become Scotts fault? You must be one of those Dems who believe it’s always someone else’s fault!!!

  2. mike on May 19th, 2017 5:15 pm

    Pay per view arena matches, grudge matches, bare handed, that will finance prisons. :D

    Seriously though, all common areas like cafeteria, yard, etc., should have booths or towers where rubber bullets can be dispensed as necessary. Since you can’t keep them separated I think more than a disciplinary report is needed as a penalty for fighting. A month added to time would help, I think, for every altercation, be it with staff or another inmate. Since tasers & nightsticks are out, maybe pepper spray like a woman would carry.

    CCI seems to have a big problem on it’s hands, that must be addressed. :(

  3. No Excuses on May 19th, 2017 3:07 pm

    I can see both sides of the argument here. Inmates are in prison for different things – some worse than others. However, as correctional workers, we don’t get to cherry pick who we help and who we don’t if they are hurt. Regardless, they are locked up and can’t get medical care or help for themselves, so we have to get it for them, and yes, we have to foot the bill.

    We have a choice: Kill them all (which is a bit drastic, don’t you think?), or lock up the less egregious offenders and provide them medical care when they need it. Otherwise, they’ll be out roaming the streets. So, if you don’t want them on the streets, your tax dollars are going to go to support their needs (not wants) in prison. It’s a payoff. You can’t have it both ways – lock them up but not paying for it is not a workable solution. It’s also a bit ludicrous to suggest that we should kill them all.

    I agree that prisons can and should be run more efficiently, but not to the detriment of the officers and non-violent inmates.

  4. Trish on May 19th, 2017 10:27 am

    Of course we are going to foot the bill. I am sure it was serious but to be honest my first thoughts were not so charitable. Thinking he was in there for a pretty good reason so why are we spending all of that money. Then compassion stepped in. I do remember reading that a ride on life-flight was around $50,000+ and now they are selling a separate insurance that would help cover the costs if you should ever need it.

  5. DJC on May 19th, 2017 7:08 am

    Who’s going to foot that bill?!

  6. Dan on May 18th, 2017 8:01 pm

    Thanks again governor Scott and Julie jones for making Floridas prison some the most dangerous in the country it only took six years two years left let’s see what else your team can screw up

  7. just sayin on May 18th, 2017 7:42 pm

    sorry to hear about the inmate after all his is somebody child but in the same breath i’am glad it wasn’t none of our officer i know god going to take care of our officers

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