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.