Attack on Guard at Sumter Correctional Institution, Florida

Attack on Guard at Sumter Correctional Institution, Florida

Sumter Correctional Institution, Bushnell, Florida
April 19, 2020

On Sunday, April 19, 2020, multiple prisoners confined at Sumter Correctional Institution in Bushnell, Florida, attacked a guard. On the day of the attack, the cases of COVID-19 at Sumter Correctional had risen from seven to 24.

The Florida Department of Corrections’ press release on the attack stated that the guard was in stable condition at a local hospital. The dorm involved in the attack was not under medical isolation or quarantine. The facility was on restricted movement.

Miami Herald reported a quote from a prisoner’s email regarding COVID-19 at Sumter Correctional Institution, stating that “the inmates are getting tired of it…we don’t know exact numbers or what’s the truth…All they are doing is lying to us.”


Officer attacked at Florida prison where two dozen prisoners have coronavirus“, Miami Herald, April 19, 2020.

FDC Correctional Officer Assaulted at Sumter Correctional Institution,” Florida Department of Corrections, April 10, 2020.

Article Published: 4/28/2020

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