Wis. corrections officer brutally beaten by inmate
The inmate attacked Elizabeth Easton with a "small piece of metal with a sharp point on one end"
By Sarah Calams
PORTAGE, Wis. — A corrections officer is recovering after she was brutally beaten by an inmate last week.
NBC15.com reported that inmate Lamar Anderson is accused of attacking Columbia Correctional Institution Correctional Sergeant Elizabeth Easton on Dec. 30 with a "small piece of metal with a sharp point on one end." Corrections officials are looking into where Anderson got the sharp object.
Easton suffered severe injuries to her face. Photos on a GoFundMe page created for her show her eyes swollen shut, her face black and blue and several large cuts on her forehead. The page has raised more than $5,000.
Officials said they do not have a motive for the attack at this time. The DOC is referring the case to local law enforcement.
This is Elizabeth. She is one of the prison guards from Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) who was assaulted by an inmate Wed. I spoke with her this morning, her swelling has gone down, she is up and walking around, but is still in pain. @nbc15_madison pic.twitter.com/Yd2JyZPXd7— Elise Romas (@EliseRomasNBC15) January 4, 2021
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