The Department of Correctional Services reports the staff members were escorting an agitated inmate this morning to a holding cell when the inmate struck one of them in the face several times, then hit the head of the other staff member.
Corrections says the staff members had to use pepper spray and physical force to restrain him.
Both staff members were taken to a local hospital. One received stiches for a cut above the eye.
The department calls this an isolated incident. The facility remains open, operating normally.