Inmate assaults two staff members at Raleigh's Central Prison

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Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina

Authorities say an inmate at Central Prison in Raleigh assaulted three staff members late Monday night.

A spokesperson with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said around 11 p.m., the inmate assaulted three staff members by punching and fighting with them.

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The employees and the inmate were treated by prison medical staff and then taken to local hospitals for care. Officials said they sent three ambulances and a couple of supervisors to the prison due to the potential nature of the incident.

All three staff members were treated and released. The inmate was treated and returned to the prison.

In November, the ABC11 I-Team did a story about assaults at Central Prison on staff members by inmates.

Our team found the state had 850 staff members assaulted by inmates in 2015, and some of those assaults were captured on camera.

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Prison officials say it is a challenging work environment, but they have policies in place to keep employees as safe as possible.

Central Prison currently houses more than 750 offenders and is secured by two razor ribbon wire fences.

The prison is located in the 1300 block of Western Boulevard, just west of downtown Raleigh.

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