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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary


For Immediate Release
April 12, 2001
For More Information
Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

ASSAULT ADVISORY
Inmate Attacks Correctional Officers
at Martin Correctional Institution

Indiantown - An inmate attacked two correctional officers early Thursday morning at Martin Correctional Institution.

Inmate Foley Pinkney (DC# 040687/ DOB 7/29/57) attacked Sergeant Allison Parker and Sergeant Lora Parrish at approximately 2:30 am. Sgts. Parker and Parrish had ordered inmate Pinkney to place his hands behind his back so he could be handcuffed. The inmate placed his hands behind his back and as Sgt. Parker attempted to cuff him, he swung around with his fist striking her in the face. In the struggle that ensued, Pinkney was able to get the handcuffs and hit Sgt. Parrish in the face with them.

Additional staff arrived and subdued the inmate. Sgt. Parrish was life-flighted to St. Mary's Hospital where she was treated for a large cut to her head. Sgt. Parker was taken by ambulance to Martin Memorial South and treated for a laceration to her jaw. Both officers have been released from the hospitals.

Inmate Pinkney was checked by prison medical staff. He has been transported to the Martin County Jail. The Department of Corrections will recommend to the state attorney's office that he be charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.

Further information on inmate Pinkney is available on our website at www.dc.state.fl.us.

Assault Advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.