The Department of Correctional Services reports the inmate hit the staff member in the face a number of times while in the dining hall Monday. The staff member fell and the inmate kicked the staffer in the face. When additional staff arrived, the inmate ran, but was quickly apprehended.
The department says the staff member has received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation is underway by the Nebraska State Patrol. Findings will be turned over to the county attorney. The inmate has been removed from the general prison population and placed in restrictive housing.