In February 2019, offender-on-staff assaults occurred in Missouri adult institutions at a rate of 1.1 assaults per 100 offenders. During the month, 52.5% of assaults on staff were committed by offenders with diagnosed mental health conditions, and 35.8 percent were committed by offenders in administrative segregation.
A major assault is defined as:
Causing physical injury to another, either with or without a weapon or through the use of any substance, instrument or device, requiring urgent and immediate medical treatment more extensive than mere first aid.
Causing a person to come into contact with or throwing or projecting feces or body fluids.
Subjecting a staff member without consent to physical contact by kissing or touching the sexual parts.
A minor assault is defined as:
- Causing non-serious physical injury by striking another, which may result in minor first aid being administered.
- Using a non-dangerous object or substance; or by any other physically aggressive act.
- Subjecting a staff member to any physical contact without consent.
Missouri Department of Corrections alerts.