Inmate Sentenced to Life for Assaulting FDC Staff

August 21, 2023
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MILTON, Fla - On August 17, Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Inmate Tijuan Isaac (V42164) was sentenced to life in prison for assaulting a correctional officer at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in January 2021.

Inmate Isaac is currently serving a 40-year sentence for a 2015 conviction of second-degree murder in Volusia County. In 2021, he was charged with two counts of written threats towards two judges.

"I commend the brave men and women across the state who risk their lives to uphold Florida's public safety mission. Any violence towards our staff will not be tolerated, and offenders will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law," said Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Ricky Dixon. "This result is a testament to the hard work performed by our Office of Inspector General, and we appreciate the support of State Attorney Ginger Bowden Madden in ensuring justice was served."

For his role in the assault, Inmate Isaac was found guilty by a jury of attempted second-degree murder and possession of contraband, for which he was sentenced to 15 years.

FDC is committed to providing for the safety and wellbeing of all staff and inmates in custody. Those who cause harm to others are held accountable for their actions, up to and including arrest and criminal prosecution.

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