Doctor Attacked by Inmate at Mule Creek State Prison

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Authorities say that a prison doctor at Mule Creek State Prison is recovering from an unprovoked attack that happened Monday morning.

According to a release from the California Department of Corrections, the woman was working on 61-year-old inmate Robert Daniel Perry just after 8 a.m. when he grabbed the woman by the hair and started choking her. She was able to activate a personal alarm during the struggle, sending other medical staff and guards in to help her.

Staff were eventually able to break Perry away from the woman. A correctional sergeant is said to have suffered a cut to his arm during the struggle, while another guard was exposed to blood.

Two razor blades and another unidentified weapon were later found in Perry’s cell.

The 65-year-old woman is said to be a 20-year veteran of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She got away with only redness and bruising on her neck and she is recovering at home.

Perry is serving a 100-year sentence for making terrorist threats, stalking and attempted extortion – convictions handed down in 1998. A 50-year sentence was added to his time in 2006 for battery against a non-prisoner.

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  • rightor1

    We will never really know what happened here but Mule Creek Prison gets plenty of lawsuits filed against it for inhumane treatment of prisoners. He had a 100 year sentence for non-violent crimes and after 18 years committed a "battery" according to the kangaroo court of CDCr which brought him up to 150 years. The doctors have been controlled by custody to the degree that cooperating with taking away chronos which aid with pain relief. The prisoner's side of this story will never be told and they very likely nearly beat this 61 year old to death. Just adding a little perspective here. Juan Mendez of the United Nations needs to step into routine abuses at Mule Creek Prison. There is little screening and prevention for mental health breakdown caused by the cruelty of the guards and Alzheimer's. The physicians can be quite degrading when speaking to the prisoners.

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