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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


For Immediate Release
June 27, 2000
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

ASSAULT ADVISORY
Correctional Officers Injured
by Inmate in Miami

MIAMI - An inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Everglades Correctional Institution Monday afternoon, resulting in injuries to two other officers.

At 2:50 pm, Officer Don Deriggs was escorting inmate Ignacio Magana (DC# 196605/DOB: 1-20-75) to the infirmary for a medical exam. Magana slipped out his handcuffs, grabbed Deriggs' radio and struck him on the head with it. Sgt. Bruce Shaw and Officer Javier Rivera came to Officer Deriggs' assistance and helped subdue the inmate. The inmate sustained injuries in the altercation and was taken to the infirmary where he received sutures to his head.

The officers were treated at a local hospital. Officer Deriggs sustained a laceration over his left eye that required sutures. Officer Rivera has a sprained left shoulder. Sgt. Shaw has a spine contusion sprain. All will be placed on workers' compensation until approved for return to duty.

Inmate Magana was arrested by the Metro-Dade police for battery on a law enforcement officer and is being held at the county jail. He is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. He received his last disciplinary report on June 5 for threatening a female correctional officer. Background information and photos for all inmates are available on our website at www.dc.state.fl.us under the "inmate population information search."

Assault Advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer, probation officer or other employee is attacked or injured by an offender.