Pontiac inmate assaults prison guard
PONTIAC (AP) – State officials say an inmate at Pontiac Correctional Center assaulted and injured a prison guard.
Lee Enterprises newspapers in Illinois reports the assault happened Monday and the correctional officer suffered facial injuries. The Illinois Department of Correction confirmed the incident on Tuesday. Corrections spokeswoman Marcelyn Love says an investigation is under way. She says it’s an “isolated incident.”
Union officials say the officer may need surgery.
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