STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Corrections is investigating recent attacks on 11 prison officers.

The latest happened Thursday when an offender assaulted a lieutenant at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater. The officer walked out of the facility on his own and was treated for non-life-threating injuries. He was not admitted to a hospital. Minnesota Public Radio News says no other details were released.

Last weekend, a total of 10 officers were assaulted in two separate incidents at the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison. Five workers were hurt during a struggle with a prisoner Sunday night. That happened two days after five employees were injured during an inmate melee at the prison Friday night.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy says offender violence inside a prison “is simply not acceptable.”

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Comments (2)
  1. Put them to work — jail is such a waste of money. The constitution says slave labor is OK if it’s punishment of a crime. Pay them minimum wage and charge them rent!

  2. Brenda Broz says:

    There is a problem. We need to understand what is Going On and Why! So Many Officers and Only 1 prisoner Hurt all these Men Really?! Not just Men Either,They Were Maximum Security Prison Officer’s!