Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

New York State
Department of Correctional Services
Glenn S. Goord, Commissioner

Office of Public Information
[518] 457-8182

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Wednesday, September 17, 1997

Prison locked down after inmate stabs Officer

DANNEMORA - Clinton Correctional Facility was locked down this afternoon after a Correction Officer was stabbed by an inmate at 10:05 a.m. The Officer's injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The Officer was taken from the facility by ambulance to Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital in Plattsburgh for treatment for stab wounds to the back, head and forearm following the incident which occurred in the walkway of a cellblock.

The incident occurred as the Officer was attempting to escort inmate Jerome Logan from his cell to the facility's hospital for a medical appointment. Following the attack, allegedly by Logan, the Officer activated his personal alarm system and additional officers responded to the cellblock. Logan then retreated to his cell and refused repeated verbal commands to drop a sharpened metal rod which he allegedly was holding and exit his cell. Logan finally complied with those orders following the use of chemical agents. The inmate currently is being held in Clinton's Special Housing Unit (SHU), pending disciplinary and criminal charges.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the Department of Correctional Services' Inspector General's Office and New York State Police.

Correction Officers recovered a sharpened 6-inch metal rod from the scene of the incident.

Inmate Logan, 27, is serving a term of 25 years to life for a 1995 second-degree murder conviction out of Bronx County. He was received into the state prison system on May 4, 1995, and has been an inmate at Clinton since July 24, 1996. Logan is not eligible for parole until June 24, 2018.

Clinton, a maximum-security prison located in Clinton County, opened in 1845. It currently houses 2,933 inmates.