Corrections officer hurt following attack by inmate at Mid-State

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TOWN OF MARCY — A corrections officer was injured after being attacked by an inmate at the Mid-State Correctional Facility last month, according to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association.

Authorities said the officer discovered the inmate walking through a restricted area of the facility on May 26.

The officer repeatedly told the inmate to stop and leave the area, and the inmate refused, officials said.

The inmate eventually complied to putting his hands against a van, then when the officer approached, authorities said the inmate pushed off the van and elbowed the officer in the face. Authorities said the corrections officer used pepper spray to subdue the inmate and put him in handcuffs, all while the inmate continued to fight back.

The inmate, whose identity was not released, was placed in a special housing unit to await disciplinary action, officials said. The inmate is serving an 8-year sentence after being convicted of burglary in Albany County in 2019.

The officer suffered pain and swelling to his right knee, hip, shoulder and neck, authorities said. He was treated at the facility and returned to duty.

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