Century Correctional Institution Officer Assaulted By Inmate

January 25, 2021

A correctional officer in Century was recently assaulted by an inmate.

Inmate Danny Tucker assaulted an officer at Century Correctional Institution by head-butting them, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Medical staff examined the officer and noted injuries.

Tucker, 32, is serving a three-year sentence out of Hillsborough County for aggravated assault with a weapon.


15 Responses to “Century Correctional Institution Officer Assaulted By Inmate”

  1. Adam Evans on January 26th, 2021 10:23 pm

    So this guy is serving a three-year sentence out of Hillsborough County for aggravated assault with a weapon, and some of you want to blame the Officer.

  2. Corrections family member on January 26th, 2021 7:54 pm

    As a family member of a correctional officer I know there are good and bad in all jobs, but the men and women that walk through that gate onto that compound put their lives on the line everyday. So while y’all are on here talking about how bad they are why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and get a job with the Department of Corrections. I think these officers need a huge thank you for duing their job cause somebody’s got to.

  3. 429SCJ on January 26th, 2021 7:27 pm

    It could be a pleasant three year stretch or it could be hell on earth.

    A fear of the CO is not the beginning, it is the installation of that fear that is the beginning of good discipline and order in the prison.

  4. Corrections family on January 26th, 2021 6:42 pm

    Yes I agree there are good and evil at any job, but the men and women who have chosen this line of work I say a job well done. To all of the negative commits on hear I think you should put your money where your mouth is and go to work for the Department of Corrections. The men and women put their lives on the line everyday when they walk onto that compound. So again I say a job well done and thank you.

  5. Hmmm on January 26th, 2021 11:57 am

    I’m in no way saying this CO is at fault. He is probably a good guy and was just standing at the chow hall door and the inmate walked up and headbutted him… but that’s not usually how it happens.

    Just like there are bad police, there are bad CO’s… except it’s a lot easier to get by with it. Other CO’s don’t rat, it’s a closed environment away from the public, no videoing, no one to report an incident to, and they don’t get fired even if they are written up twenty times because they are always short on staff. So yeah, often when an inmate attacks a CO it’s from something the cop initiated and could have been avoided with a little better training and oversight. I will say that most of the CO’s are respectful and decent and go their whole career without ever getting into a 1 on 1 fight with an inmate, but others end up having to have an incident or two before they realize being a bully is not productive.

  6. cj on January 26th, 2021 11:19 am

    I disagree with some of the statements – inmates get angry for things that are out of the officer’s control. They take it out on the officer in front of them. I am not saying that there are not bad officers. There will always be “bad” in any job. There are some inmates that are angry at the world because they are locked up. The inmates are there because they were not “nice” outside of the prison. Yes, they still need to be treated with respect. They also need to give respect. Somehow, I never hear that the inmates need to give respect, obey orders, be quiet when told to be quiet, put their hands out the flaps when it’s required, stop trying to hurt officers and other inmates.

  7. JD on January 25th, 2021 9:45 pm

    @ Jason. Totally agree. I’ve been incarcerated at okaloosa , lake butler, and century . Seen first hand the officers do. Snatching a wheel chair from an inmate because his pass was outdated. Beating up the jits at lake butler. Eating for free at the staff kitchen when supposed to be paying. Lying saying Inmate hit an officer , never happened. Intentionally getting inmate in confinement riled up so they could spray them. . But I will say to all the good officers that are professional, keep your head up and don’t let the bad apples influence you. You are needed greatly .

  8. Carlos E McGugin on January 25th, 2021 9:32 pm

    I think there should be more study to try and keep officers and inmates separated. An officer should not be put in a position to be assaulted. More bars between them and/or cables, like dog runs, to attach the inmates to.

  9. Really on January 25th, 2021 8:54 pm

    Instead of downing the Ofc. Why don’t you try dealing with these Inmates high on spice etc. on a daily basis. All professions have bad apples but don’t judge everyone by the bad apples.

  10. Bill on January 25th, 2021 5:46 pm

    Nobody who has only read this blurb has any idea what actually happened but there are certain things we do know. One person was convicted and is serving time for a violent crime. The other has a job that demands you have a clean record. One person is a drain on society and the other is contributing to society. I’m not claiming I’m in a position to judge but it’s obvious who has earned the benefit of the doubt and who hasn’t.

    Shame on anyone who bad mouths a corrections officer or the profession as a response to learning that one was a victim of a violent assault by a convicted criminal.

    That’s a pathetic and indefensible position.

  11. Jason on January 25th, 2021 1:07 pm

    Not the most dangerous job in the world. Ive done it. What makes it dangerous is officers no respecting inmates as humans but treat them like poo instead. Half the time you see an officer injured by an inmate is because the officer brought it upon themself. This is that inmates home. Regardless what his crime is. Noone deserves to be treated like a dog. Most likely the officer had it coming

  12. Deedee on January 25th, 2021 11:47 am

    I have been incarcerated and the correctional officers are not nice. Yes I did the crime and did my time. Seriously they have a bad day or night they bunk you. They will cuss you out and put you in a cage. These correctional officers really need to have a mental health check NOT JUST A BACKGROUND CHECK

  13. fisherman on January 25th, 2021 11:20 am

    @River rat
    Just wish you could spend 24 hours observing what these CO’s do

  14. River rat on January 25th, 2021 11:12 am

    I agree, but I will also say that some of these Corrections Officers deserve what they get, prisoners are still people and should not be treated like animals. I have met many CO’s with chips on their shoulders, that believe that they can treat people anyway they like without repercussions Maybe the recidivism rate would go down if prisons would allow rehabilitation and job skills to give these people something to work with when they are released instead of making even more socially withdrawn!!

  15. tg on January 25th, 2021 9:10 am

    Most dangerous job in the county. Thats why hiring bonus keeps getting raised.

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