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Multiple State Penitentiary employees injured this week

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 13:06:53-04

Multiple Nebraska State Penitentiary employees were seriously injured in two separate incidents this week. 

The first occurred on Tuesday when an inmate was checking on an inmate trying to open a secure door. According to a release, the inmate refused commands and assaulted the officer attempting to restrain him. 

Two staffers suffered minor injuries and another suffered a fractured thumb. 

The second incident was on Wednesday when an inmate kicked a door being held by a staff member, resulting in the staff member breaking a finger and getting stitched. 

Both are incidents are being investigated.