Friday, June 23, 2017

Correctional Officer Assaulted at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

SAN DIEGO – Two correctional officers were treated and released from a local hospital after being attacked by an inmate Wednesday at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD).

At around 1 p.m. June 21, a correctional officer was escorting inmate Lucious Wilson, 38, out of a building when Wilson lunged at the officer and began punching him in the face. The officer immediately began to defend himself from Wilson’s attack and attempted to strike back with his own fists. Other staff in the area observed the attack and immediately ran over to assist in restraining Wilson. After a struggle on the ground, the officers were able to subdue and restrain the inmate.

During the altercation, the officer sustained injuries to his facial area, including a puncture wound to his lip. A responding officer sustained an injury to his knee. Both officers were transported to an outside medical facility for treatment and have since been released. Inmate Wilson did not sustain any serious injuries and was placed in short-term restricted housing.

Wilson was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on July 10, 2012, from Los Angeles County to serve a 13-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon by a second striker and brandishing a deadly weapon.

RJD opened in 1987 and houses approximately 3,807 minimum-, medium, and maximum-security inmates. There are currently 1,906 staff members working at the institution. RJD’s primary mission is to provide long-term housing and professional rehabilitative services for inmates of all custody levels. Additionally, RJD is a designated institution for inmates with severe mental illness, inmates with developmental disabilities and is responsible for providing officer coverage for inmates being treated in community hospitals throughout San Diego County. Education and career technical skills are offered to inmates through academic classes, vocational instruction, and work programs to create viable job skills that are marketable in today's workforce.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2017      
 

CONTACT: Lt. Jennifer Davies  
(619) 661-7802

 



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Inmate Mistakenly Released From Sacramento County Jail Apprehended in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — State prison inmate Alamar Houston, who was mistakenly released from Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) custody June 13, was apprehended early Thursday morning by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Services Unit and SCSO Major Crimes Bureau.

Houston was sent out to court in Sacramento County from CDCR to face charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property last month. He had been housed at Sacramento County Jail while in the custody of local authorities. 

CDCR had an active detainer on Houston, so that he would be returned to CDCR custody after the court proceedings. Instead, on June 13 after Houston’s court case was dismissed, he was mistakenly released by SCSO.

The ongoing investigation on inmate Houston’s release from SCSO led CDCR agents to the area of the 1100 block of C Street in Sacramento. Agents observed Houston walking down the street, and not at a specific location or residence; he was taken into custody without incident. At around 12:15 a.m. June 15 he was returned to Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) in Tracy, where he had been housed until his transfer to Sacramento County Jail.

Houston was received by CDCR from Yolo County on Jan. 12, 2017, to serve a 35-year sentence for vehicle theft, evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, hit-and-run causing injury to another person, and assault with a deadly weapon.


Contact:
CDCR: Krissi Khokhobashvili, (916) 445-4950
SCSO: Tony Turnbull, (916) 874-5021

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Inmate Mistakenly Released From Sacramento County Jail


SACRAMENTO — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) officials are looking for Alamar Houston, 40, a state prison inmate who was mistakenly released from Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office custody on June 13.

Houston was sent out to court in Sacramento County from CDCR to face charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property last month. He had been housed at Sacramento County Jail while in the custody of local authorities.

CDCR had an active detainer on Houston, so that he would be returned to CDCR custody after the court proceedings. Instead, on June 13 after Houston’s court case was dismissed, he was mistakenly released by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Agents from CDCR’s Special Services Unit and SCSO’s Major Crimes Unit were immediately dispatched to locate and apprehend Houston.

Houston was received by CDCR from Yolo County on Jan. 12, 2017, to serve a 35-year sentence for vehicle theft, evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, hit-and-run causing injury to another person, and assault with a deadly weapon. Until his transfer to Sacramento County Jail, Houston was housed at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.

Houston is an African American man with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 262 pounds. Anybody who sees Houston or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately call 911.

Contact:
CDCR: Krissi Khokhobashvili, (916) 445-4950
SCSO: Tony Turnbull, (916) 874-5021