Female correction officer injured in assault at hospital

ALBION, NY – A female correction officer was injured last week when an inmate attacked and punched her multiple times inside a bathroom at a local hospital.

The incident occurred on Friday, February 15, at approximately 3:00 p.m.  The inmate, 20 years old,  who is incarcerated at Albion Correctional Facility, was in the emergency room at a local hospital.  The inmate’s mechanical restraint was removed from one wrist while in the bathroom.  The female officer, who was in the bathroom with the inmate, went to reapply the restraint to the free wrist.  The inmate used her free hand and punched the officer several times in the face.  She broke her other hand free from the officer and continued the assault with both fists.  The officer yelled for help and two officers and a supervisor came to the scene.   When they arrived, the inmate stopped the assault and was handcuffed and returned to her room in the ER.

The officer was treated in the ER by medical personnel.  She sustained an eye contusion, bloody nose, and facial and scalp contusions.  She was treated and released.

The inmate was released from the ER and returned to Albion Correctional Facility.  She is serving a six year sentence after being convicted for Attempted Gang Assault 1st, Robbery 2nd, Assault 2nd and Robbery 3rd in Kings County in 2017.

“Quite often we forget that there are very dangerous female inmates incarcerated in our prisons.  The attack on the female officer at Medina Memorial Hospital was a vicious assault that could have resulted in more serious injuries if the officer didn’t defend herself and call for assistance.  This inmate, based on her criminal record, has shown a propensity for extreme violence.  It is our sincere hope that the District Attorney’s Office aggressively prosecutes this incident and sends a clear message that this type of violence will not be tolerated.” – stated Joe Miano, NYSCOPBA Western Region Vice President.

NYSCOPBA news release Feb. 22, 2019