Inmate booked for attempting to rape DCI correctional officer

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A Dixon Correctional Institute (DCI) inmate will spend more time behind bars after attacking a correctional officer Thursday morning.

According to East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, 34-year-old Jeffery Ford came up behind a female officer, put her in a choke hold, and threw her to the ground on September 27 at approximately 7 a.m.

We’re told the officer fought back and several other inmates jumped in to assist her in stopping the attack.

Ford has been serving 40 years in the correctional facility for an attempted aggravated rape conviction from  February 2003.

The officer’s injuries were non-life threatening. 

This investigation remains ongoing. 

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