An inmate at a youth detention center in Bordentown NJ allegedly assaulted a corrections officer and caused significant physical injuries.
The violent incident occurred at the Albert Wagner Youth Correctional Facility, which is located in Bordentown, New Jersey. According to authorities, the corrections officer was in the process of distributing ice and water to the inmates at the detention center when one of the young inmates attacked him. As the victim opened up the inmate’s cell, the inmate leapt out and began to violently strike him.
A representative for the NJ State Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 105, a corrections officers union, later issued a statement about the assault. According to the union, the inmate punched the corrections officer in the head at least 36 times. The attack resulted in injuries to the victim’s head, face, and lips.
After the assault, the victim was transported to a local hospital so that he could receive medical treatment for his injuries. Doctors at the hospital stitched up the victim’s split lip.
The New Jersey corrections officers union also indicated that the inmate who allegedly committed the assault has previously attacked other corrections officers. That’s a major reason why the union is reportedly asking officials to take action to ensure that this sort of thing does not happen again – at least not with this particular inmate.
The New Jersey State Department of Corrections is investigating the assault incident.
Meanwhile, the corrections officer is currently on medical leave while he recovers from the injuries he sustained in the alleged assault.
For more information, read the New Jersey News 12 article, “Union: Corrections Officer Punched 36 Times in Inmate Attack.”
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