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Md. corrections officers speaks out after attack

Saturday - 8/10/2013, 12:01pm  ET

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- A corrections officer in western Maryland says he received a blood transfusion and was treated for about 10 stab wounds after being attacked by an inmate.

Herbert Hilliard spoke to the Times-News of Cumberland (http://bit.ly/1bkr0in) to put a "face on the story" of assaults on corrections officers.

The officer at the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution, near Cumberland, was one of about 250 people who attended a protest against prison management on Friday.

The 34-year-old Hilliard was attacked Monday morning. He says he spent the night in the hospital and suffered injuries to his ribs, arms and head.

After the attack Monday, a union for correctional officers criticized state prison managers, saying an inmate had warned in writing that an assault on an officer would soon take place.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html


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