Corcoran correctional sergeant attacked by inmate

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A prison inmate attacked a correctional sergeant at Corcoran State Prison on Tuesday. 

The attack happened around 7:46 p.m. when inmate Peter Matus, 33, was being escorted to his cell by a correctional sergeant. Matus attacked the sergeant, punching him in the face.

Following the attack, Matus immediately laid on the floor and was restrained by responding staff, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

The sergeant was transported to an outside hospital, where he was treated for a broken orbital bone and a laceration requiring 17 stitches. He was treated, released and is now recovering at home, CDCR said. 

Matus did not sustain injuries and was moved to Corcoran's Short Term Restricted Housing as the incident is investigated, according to CDCR.

Matus is serving 50 years to life for first-degree murder. 


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