Corcoran correctional sergeant recovers after inmate assault

CORCORAN, California - A correctional sergeant is recovering from injuries suffered during an attack by an inmate Tuesday at California State Prison-Corcoran, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Wednesday.

Around 7:45 p.m., inmate Peter Matus, 33, was being escorted to his assigned cell by a correctional sergeant when he attacked the sergeant, punching him in the face, the CDCR said. 

Matus was restrained by responding staff.

The sergeant was transported to an outside hospital, where he was treated for a broken orbital bone and a laceration requiring 17 stitches, the CDCR said.

He was treated and released and is recovering at home.

Matus suffered no injuries in the attack and was moved to Short Term Restricted Housing as the incident is investigated, the CDCR said.

Matus is serving four years for second-degree robbery and 50 years to life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder.

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