Assault by Florence prisoner leaves two screws with head wounds

27 Dec

Two correctional officers at a federal penitentiary in Florence are recovering from head wounds after at least one inmate assaulted them.

The Tuesday afternoon assaults at the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence were caused by at least one inmate who used his fists to beat two male guards, said William Edwards, a correctional officer there and head of the AFGE Local 1301 union. Prison officials told 9News an inmate went into a staffer’s office and hit two people in the face.

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