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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Assault Advisory
May 27, 2016
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Inmate Assaults Correctional Officer at Charlotte Correctional Institution

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – An inmate attacked a correctional officer Thursday night at Charlotte Correctional Institution.

Inmate Geraldo Burnett (P43708) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 10:08 p.m. Inmate Burnett charged the officer. Staff then responded and inmate Burnett became compliant.

The injured officer was examined by medical staff who noted a cut on the left wrist.

Inmate Burnett will receive a disciplinary report for this assault. The Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General will investigate this incident.

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


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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