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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. 

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