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Prison officials investigating another inmate assault on a prison employee

Prison officials investigating another inmate assault on a prison employee

By Taylor Higgins. CREATED Jan 30, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Department of Corrections is investigating an inmate assault on an employee at the Meadows Complex.

An assault by one inmate on an employee at the Meadows Unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex Eyman occurred around 9:30 a.m., according to Bill Lamoreaux of the Arizona Department of Corrections.

The employee has been taken to an off-site medical facility for treatment and evaluation. The injuries appear to be serious, but not life threateningm Lamoreaux said.

Staff immediately responded to the location and restrained and secured the inmate suspected of the assault.

The unit is currently locked down at this time, according to Lamoreaux.

A criminal investigation is underway, and the Department will pursue appropriate criminal charges, pending the outcome of this investigation, Lamoreaux said.