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Prison Guard Suffers Concussion

Associated Press - July 17, 2014 6:32 am

There have been two more reports of violence among inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Jeremy Barclay, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections, told The Topeka Capital-Journal that a Lansing guard suffered a concussion and two other guards suffered more minor injuries Tuesday while subduing an uncooperative inmate. Barclay also says an inmate fight last week resulted in no injuries.

Barclay says staff at the facility are on edge after incidents of inmate-on-guard violence on three consecutive days last month.

Those incidents led the Kansas Organization of State Employees to call for more corrections funding and staff, saying inmates were becoming rebellious.

Barclay said Wednesday that “staffing patterns are fine” at Lansing.