GOWANDA, NY - Three officers from Gowanda Correctional Facility were recovering Thursday night after being assaulted by inmates.
The incident happened Wednesday night inside a housing unit. One officer was beaten unconscious. He and another officer both had concussions along with other injuries, and a third was slightly hurt.
A union reps say these kinds of prison attacks are becoming more common. Vinny Blasio of the Correctional Officers PBA told us that last year there were 645 violent attacks on officers or staff in state prison –more than a hundred more than in the previous year.