Female guard at Toledo Correctional attacked by inmate
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:59:38 GMT —
There's been more violence at Toledo's state prison, as yet another person was attacked at the facility.
On Friday, a female guard at the Toledo Correctional Institution (TCI) was assaulted by an inmate.
Her injuries are described as serious but not life threatening.
Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating, and no charges have been filed. Officials were not prepared to release the name of the inmate or victim as of Friday evening.
Lt. Anne Ralston says the inmate involved has been transferred from the Toledo Correctional Institution to another facility.
A recent report showed that violence at the Toledo prison soared after the facility started doubling up prisoners in the same cell to deal with overcrowding beginning in 2011. Last month, it stopped accepting some new prisoners.
The prisons department has said violent incidents were down this year.
The facility has about 1,300 prisoners.
(The AP contributed to this report)