Staff members injured during inmate assault at federal prison in Mendota

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Two staff members were injured during an assault by an inmate on Monday at the federal prison in Mendota, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Shortly after 8 p.m., an inmate physically assaulted a staff member inside a housing unit at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), the DOJ said.

Staff immediately responded and secured the area.

Two staff members suffered injuries that weren’t life threatening.

No weapons were used during the incident, the DOJ said.

The inmate population was returned to their housing units, and the institution was placed on limited operational status, the DOJ said.

FCI Mendota is a medium security facility which currently houses 758 male offenders.

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