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Statement from Director of Prisons Kenneth Lassiter on Attack at Lanesboro Correctional Institution this Morning

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RALEIGH: This morning at approximately 8:30, an inmate assaulted another inmate at Lanesboro Correctional Institution. Correctional officers responded to the situation and one of the inmates turned and assaulted one of the officers.

 

The correctional officer and both inmates were taken to outside medical facilities with non-life-threatening injuries. Lanesboro’s close custody units are on lockdown.

 

Local law enforcement responded to the incident and we appreciate all their support. We will seek assault charges on the inmate who initiated the incident.