Staff member reportedly attacked at a Colorado correctional facility, investigation underway

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Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 12:12 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2023 at 4:13 PM MST
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CROWLEY COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - An investigation is underway after a staff member was reportedly attacked at a correctional facility in Colorado.

According to the Colorado Department of Corrections, the incident happened on Jan. 28 at the Crowly County Correctional Facility. The facility is northeast of Fowler off Highway 96, about 40 miles east of Pueblo. Visitation at the facility was suspended until Feb. 10. The facility was back to normal operations on Feb. 9. Details on possible injuries were not shared.

“On Saturday evening there was an incident involving several pods inside the Crowley County Correctional Facility, which is owned and run by Core Civic,” Annie Skinner with the Colorado Department of Corrections wrote to 11 News days after the incident. “During the course of that incident, inmates assaulted a staff member and caused damage to the facility. CDOC staff responded to assist CoreCivic staff in order to resolve the incident. As a result of the inmates’ actions, the facility is on lockdown while an investigation is conducted. Once the investigation is complete, the facility will return to normal operations.”

CoreCivic did not want to provide a statement and referred 11 News to the CDOC.

KKTV 11 News is working to learn more about the situation.