IDOC investigates assault at maximum security institution

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BOISE, May 4, 2017 -- An inmate armed with a padlock wrapped in a t-shirt hurt three correctional officers and another inmate today at Idaho Maximum Security Institution.

The incident happened about 9:30 a.m. in a recreation area at the prison. The officers were hurt when they tried to stop the inmate-on-inmate assault. 

Two of the officers and the inmate who was assaulted suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital via ambulance. The third officer suffered less serious injuries and was taken to the hospital in a state vehicle. None of the injuries are life threatening.

The inmate responsible for the assault is Clark Jackson Cleveland, IDOC #102601. Cleveland is 32 years old and serving a life sentence with no chance for parole.

Cleveland’s criminal record includes convictions in Twin Falls County for aggravated assault, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder. 

He was also convicted of aggravated battery in Ada County for assaulting another inmate at Idaho State Correctional Institution on Aug. 1, 2016.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating today’s assault. IMSI has canceled all inmate visiting sessions through Sunday.

IMSI is a 549-bed men’s correctional facility south of Boise. 

Story published: 05/04/2017
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