Torres Unit inmate attacks correctional officer, officials say

Officer in stable condition


HONDO, Texas – An inmate at the Ruben Torres Unit in Hondo attacked a correctional officer, officials said.

Jason Clark, director of public information for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said the officer was speaking with the offender in a housing area around 1:15 a.m. Monday, when the male inmate struck the male guard several times in the face.

The officer was transported to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio for treatment, Clark said. He is currently in stable condition.

Prison staff immediately restrained the inmate, Clark said.

The inmate is in administrative segregation at another prison, Clark said.

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