The officer is not being named by the department at the staff member’s request.
According to Corrections, last Monday an inmate assaulted the guard on the prison yard after the inmate refused a request to be searched. The inmate hit the officer, knocking him to the ground, then hitting him several more times.
Other staff responded, restrained the inmate, and took the guard to the emergency room.
The incident remains under investigation. The results will be forwarded to the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office.
In another incident, a staff member suffered injury trying to break up a fight between two inmates at the Lincoln Correctional Center Thursday. Corrections reports staff tried to gain control of the incident and one of the inmates hit a staff members several times in the midsection. The guard was treated and released at a local hospital.