Nebraska State Penitentiary inmate punches Corrections staff member in the head

Nebraska State Penitentiary inmate punches Corrections staff member in the head
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A Nebraska Department of Correctional Services staff member was assaulted Sunday at the State Penitentiary in Lincoln.

An inmate punched a male staff member in the head, said a spokeswoman for the Corrections Department. Chemical agents and physical force were used to subdue the inmate.

The staff member was taken to a local medical facility for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, and then was released. Corrections officials would not release the names of the staff member or inmate.

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