Information Regarding August 21 Staff Assault at Tabor Correctional Institution Tabor Inmate assaults Employee

TABOR CITY

At approximately 5:46 a.m. today at Tabor Correctional Institution, an inmate was involved in an assault on one correctional employee. The employee was taken to a local medical facility for assessment and treatment of what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries and was released. The inmate received treatment for minor injuries from prison medical staff and is now in confined custody. The incident is under internal investigation and local law enforcement was contacted. DPS is cooperating with law enforcement and will pursue criminal prosecution against the inmate involved in the assault. The assault happened in the entrance to a housing unit at the facility. This unit has been placed on lockdown until the investigation has concluded.

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