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Garner Correction Officer Checked At Hospital



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Garner Correction Officer

Checked At Hospital

By Andrew Gorosko

While responding to a physical altercation among three inmates at the high-security Garner Correctional Institution this week, a female corrections officer inadvertently struck her head on a door that was ajar, resulting in her being transported to Danbury Hospital to be checked for possible head injuries, according to a state Department of Correction (DOC) spokesman.

DOC spokesman Andrius Banevicius said that the unidentified correction officer was treated at the hospital and then released.

At about 10:20 am on February 28, the fight among the three inmates occurred within one of the cellblocks at the prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road, after which correction officers responded to quell the incident.

Following the altercation, the cellblock was placed on lockdown status while DOC staffers investigated the incident, Mr Banevicius said. During a lockdown, prisoners are confined to their cells. The investigation is ongoing, he said.

The spokesman declined to identify the prisoners involved in the fight. No inmates were transported to the hospital, he said. No information was available on whether the inmates were injured.

It is unclear if state police would investigate the incident, Mr Banevicius said.

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