2 officers assaulted by inmates at Florence prison
Posted: 09/03/2011By: Deborah Stocks
FLORENCE, AZ - Officials say two correctional officers at a Florence prison were injured when they were assaulted by two inmates Friday afternoon.
The incident happened at the Florence Correctional Center as the officers were escorting two State of Hawaii inmates back to their cells from the segregation recreation yard.
Staff responded immediately and ended the assault quickly, according to officials.
The facility was placed on lockdown as a precaution and law enforcement and Hawaii Department of Public Safety authorities were notified.
The guards were brutally stabbed and thankfully they were quickly airlifted to Phoenix. Without the quick response time, things could have been much worse. These 2 inmates were already facing a possible death penalty and apparently have no regard for human life.
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