Officer stabbed by inmate at Sussex I State Prison on Wednesday

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An officer at Sussex I State Prison was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after being stabbed by an inmate. 

Virginia Department of Corrections’ Director of Communications, Lisa Kinney, confirmed the stabbing to 8News via email:

“An offender-on-officer stabbing occurred at Sussex I State Prison this afternoon, resulting in the hospitalization of the officer with non-life threatening injuries.”

At 7:14 p.m., Kinney wrote the officer was released from the hospital “moments ago.”  

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