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3 staff injured in scuffle with inmate at Menard


Three staff members were injured at Menard Prison in Chester, Illinois on Thursday after a scuffle with an inmate.

It happened around 10 a.m.

According to the Department of Corrections, the staff was injured while restraining an unruly inmate. The inmate had reportedly become verbally abusive during an interview being conducted by a correctional officer.

The officer reportedly stopped the interview at which time the inmate allegedly assaulted the officer.

Two other officers assisted in restraining the inmate and the incident was quickly contained. Two of the officers were treated for their injuries with the third remaining at his post.

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