A prison psychologist at a prison in Folsom was knocked unconscious after an inmate punched her repeatedly in the mouth, according to the California Department of Corrections.
The inmate, identified as Edjuan Scott, 34, repeatedly punched the staff psychologist about 10:55 a.m. Thursday at the Enhanced Treatment Facility Center in Facility B at California State Prison, Sacramento, officials said.
The blows knocked the psychologist backward, causing her to hit her head on the ground and go unconscious, according to prison officials.
Other staff members used physical force to stop the attack.
The psychologist regained consciousness and was taken to an outside hospital, where she had sutures to her lip and underwent additional testing. Her injuries appear to be non-life-threatening, officials said.
Scott was treated for minor injuries, including a scratch to the back of his head. He will be placed in the prison’s administrative segregation unit during the investigation.
Scott was admitted to the prison June 21, 2012, from Contra Costa County to serve a life sentence with the possibility of parole for second-degree robbery with the use of a firearm, evading police, attempted murder of a peace officer, discharging a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to CDCR.
Scott is scheduled to be released Jan. 2115.
California State Prison, Sacramento was opened in 1986 and is a high-security prison that houses about 2,100 general population inmates. The institution houses long-term inmates, inmates requiring specialized mental health programming and inmates with high-risk medical concerns.