Conn. CO severely assaulted by inmate remains in recovery
The inmate left the CO unconscious and suffering from “severe facial lacerations,” union representatives said
By Sarah Roebuck
The Connecticut Department of Correction said the officer remains at home recovering from his injuries from the June 10 attack.
The attack took place at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution when an intoxicated inmate “severely assaulted” the officer, leaving him unconscious and suffering from “severe facial lacerations,” union representatives said.
During a subsequent meeting, the executive team of the Department of Correction and union representatives reached an agreement to collaboratively evaluate policies and procedures concerning staff trauma, mental health and the department’s response to staff assaults.
During a press conference following the incident, Pete Nowsch, a correction officer at MacDougall-Walker and union steward, noted that employees are “outnumbered to dangerous levels” by inmates.
The Connecticut State Police and the DOC’s security division are investigating.