Prison employee assaulted at Lincoln correctional facility

Jun 10, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An office employee at a prison in Lincoln is recovering after being assaulted by an inmate over the weekend.

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services said the woman was attacked Saturday afternoon at the Lincoln Correctional Center.

Officials say an inmate, who hasn't been identified, entered an office and began hitting the staff member on the head and face. He also choked the woman, who sustained bumps and bruises and a concussion.

Other inmates helped the staff member by calling for help on a radio.