DEC staff member injured in assault

An inmate at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center
(DEC) in Lincoln assaulted a staff member on Monday, March 25, 2019, resulting in a
serious* injury.

The incident happened just after 9:30 p.m. The inmate hit the staff member in the torso
and head multiple times with a closed fist.

Responding staff members were able to assist the injured staff member in restraining the inmate.

The injured staff member was seen by a medical provider today and was diagnosed
with a fractured jaw.

The incident will be investigated with findings provided to the county attorney for
determination of criminal prosecution.

The NDCS disciplinary process will be utilized with sanctions, such as loss of good time, applied according to the rules and regulations.

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