Another Prison Guard Injured In Inmate Attack(Sumner, IL) -- A prison guard at Lawrence Correctional Center is recovering after getting beat with a broom handle. Reports indicate the guard was working in a housing unit when an inmate attacked about 7:00 Thursday night. The guard was rushed to an area hospital to be treated for what officials think is a broken arm.
This is the most recent in a series of attacks throughout the prison system. An inmate dragged a guard into a cell and beat him at Pontiac last month. Just over a week later, more than a dozen inmates jumped a guard at Menard.
Violence is rare at Lawrence, which is a medium security prison. But several inmates from max security lock-ups are reportedly being housed there. The AFSCME union warned prison attacks would go up if Tamms SuperMax prison was closed. That facility was shut down in December.
See other LocalNews news:Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money
GOP Opposition to School Funding Bill Irks Manar
Hearings On Anti-Violence Program Can Continue
IHSA Will Not Attending Hearing on Organization's Future
Rauner Maintains Lead In Governor's race