One of three officers injured in two attacks by inmates at Folsom prison is undergoing treatment for a concussion with brain bleeding, according to Lt. Aaron Konrad, public information officer for California State Prison, Sacramento.
The officer was punched repeatedly in the head by an inmate in an incident that followed an earlier melee between 10 inmates and two other officers. Those officers were treated at an area hospital for sprains to forearms.
The initial altercation happened Thursday morning, in what Konrad said appeared to be a coordinated attack on the pair of officers, who were blocked by one inmate as they stopped a stabbing attack on another inmate.
After they stopped the attack, the officers approached the inmate blocking their path and were hit repeatedly by a group of 10 prisoners.
The third officer was attacked about an hour later, while officers escorted prisoners back to their cells. Prison authorities plan to recommend charges of battery with bodily injury to the District Attorney’s Office. Authorities plan to recommend battery charges against the inmates in the first incident.
The inmate who was stabbed was reported to be in fair condition at an area hospital.
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