Correction officers assaulted while trying to seize contraband in Dermott prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Officers sustained bruises and lacerations while trying to seize contraband on the night of Nov. 2 in the Delta Regional Unit in Dermott. Multiple inmates attacked the two officers, according to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Correction. 

Neither officer required treatment other than the use of over-the-counter medication. After the assault, inmates broke windows in the housing area.

Officers were able to regain control of the unit.

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