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2 Corrections Officers Attacked At Kentucky Prison

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 16:51:33-05

Two corrections officers were attacked by inmates at a maximum security prison in western Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police officials received a call of an assault at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville at 7:44 Wednesday morning. It houses about 850 inmates.

The correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate while being removed from a room. Other inmates joined in the assault but were quickly restrained by other correctional officers.  

KSP officials said the penitentiary went on total lockdown per policy. Two correctional officers were treated and released at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.