2 officers injured at Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion
Press Release, New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association
ALBION – Two officers were injured at Orleans Correctional Facility when they fought with an inmate in the recreation yard who had drugs on him.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 6, at approximately 7:15 p.m., according to a news release from the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association.
The officers observed what they believed was a drug transaction near the softball field. The officers approached the inmate, Javaun Jackson, and attempted to frisk him for drugs. Before they were able to search Jackson, he reached into his front pocket and placed an unknown substance in his mouth and swallowed it. Jackson then took off running with both officers in pursuit.
The officers caught Jackson after a short foot chase and struggled with him on the ground. After a brief struggle, the officers were able to get the inmate restrained.
The officers searched the inmate and found K2, synthetic marijuana, in his pocket. The inmate was transported to an outside hospital for treatment of a drug overdose.
He is serving a two to four-year sentence for Attempted Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd degree. He was convicted in 2016 in Montgomery County after being arrested for using cloned credit cards in Amsterdam, NY.
Both officers sustained injuries during the struggle. One officer sustained a fractured left tibia. She was transported to an outside hospital and was treated and released.
The second officer sustained minor scratches and abrasions. He remained on duty.
“Contraband making its way into our state prisons continues to be a problem that needs to be addressed,” said Joe Miano, Western Region Vice President for NYSCOPBA. “Specifically, K2, which has become the drug of choice for inmates. Inmates that use K2 become violent towards staff and we have had several instances in which officers were attacked by inmates that consumed the drug. DOCCS needs to address this epidemic as our officers continually get injured by inmates high on K2.”