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Inmate charged with stabbing of corrections officer

Posted December 6, 2013

Orlando Gattison

— An inmate at Central Prison in Raleigh was charged Friday with stabbing a corrections officer this week, authorities said.

Orlando Gattison, 26, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with the Wednesday morning stabbing.

The unidentified officer was taken to WakeMed for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Gattison is serving a sentence for two robbery convictions. State Department of Public Safety records show he has piled up 27 infractions in the last six years, ranging from disobeying orders to fighting to weapon possession.


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  • Lyle2 Dec 6, 2013

    Needs to go into the hole for a few years.

  • stymieindurham Dec 6, 2013

    I'm just surprised the "internal system" hasn't taken care of this problem yet.

  • Tax Man Dec 6, 2013

    So this loser needs to be locked to his bedframe, allowed to go outside in chains and shackles for an hour a day, should have no contact with any person and no visitations until he has served all the time for his 27 infractions and the current charges of trying to kill a guard. Once he has served all those without any more violations he can resume normal inmate privileges but I don't imagine that will ever happen. What ever happened to Hard Labor? He needs to come home every day to his cell so tired all he can do is sleep - or just stay locked up in solitary until he shows good behavior for a very long time.

  • davido Dec 6, 2013

    COs have a really tough job. Best of luck to him. As for the inmate, well, best of luck to him too--he is going to need it. The previous commenter's idea--chain gangs--is maybe not such a bad idea. Not really the chains part, but giving inmates rigorous work to do can maybe make them less angsty. Solitary would not be much help here, though he does deserve some time there for sure.

  • illegalsgohomerevised Dec 6, 2013

    This is why we need to go back to the old fashioned chain gangs. When they had to work while in prison to earn their keep, the prisons were not over crowded.

  • gammasandi Dec 6, 2013

    solitude for the next 27 years...one for each infraction...

  • dwntwnboy2 Dec 6, 2013

    Whatever hope he had of getting out just got MUCH slimmer.

  • FakeCoastalRings Dec 6, 2013

    Sue him I guess. They want money out of your pockets and mine on behalf of this guys fellow inmates.

  • SomeRandomGuy Dec 6, 2013

    What are they gonna do about it? Put him in jail??

  • FakeCoastalRings Dec 6, 2013

    Are any abulance chacers going to volunteer their time for this poor corrections officer?