Corrections officer attacked in Coal Township

COAL TOWNSHIP – A corrections officer was taken to the emergency room after he was attacked by an inmate Sunday morning at SCI-Coal Township.  The News Item reports the officer suffered a neck wound inflicted by an inmate with a weapon in the recreation yard.


The officer, who has not been identified, was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.  The inmate was also not identified and state police continue to investigate.  (Ali Stevens)




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