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Officers Assaulted, Injured At Green Haven Correctional Facility

Four corrections officers at the Green Haven Correctional Facility were attacked by inmates last month, officials said.
Four corrections officers at the Green Haven Correctional Facility were attacked by inmates last month, officials said. Photo Credit:

STORMVILLE, N.Y. -- Correction officials said three attacks on officers in five days only underscores the severe conditions under which the officers work.

The officers, assigned to Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville, were injured when inmates attacked them last month, corrections officials said.

The first incident occurred Sept. 20 at the maximum security correctional facility. An officer, who was supervising a meal run in one of the prison’s corridors, was suddenly struck in the face by an inmate with a broken broom handle, officials said. Another officer responded to the scene and helped stop the attack, officials said. The injured officer sustained a laceration to his lip. He received five stitches at a hospital, officials said.

The second assault occurred Sept. 22 when an officer ordered an inmate to submit to a pat frisk, officials said. When he did, the inmate struck the officer with a closed fist to the left side of his head, officials said. Another officer responded to the assault and was able to restrain the inmate, officials said. Both officers received minor injuries, officials said. They were treated at the facility and returned to duty.

The last attack occurred Sept. 25 when an officer was escorting inmates back from recreation when one inmate refused to follow the policy of no talking in the corridor, officials said. The officer was speaking to the inmate about breaking the policy when he suddenly punched the officer in the face with a closed fist, officials said. He then repeatedly struck the officer in the upper body, officials said. Another officer responded to the scene and assisted in restraining the inmate, officials said. The officer sustained minor injuries and remained on duty.

“Three separate attacks in five days at one facility only reinforces the fact that our members are being attacked on a regular basis. Thankfully, the officers didn’t sustain more serious injuries. Until there are significant changes to hold the inmates accountable for their actions, this type of incident will unfortunately continue to occur ,” said Mike Mazzella, NYSCOPBA Mid-Hudson region vice president.

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