Inmate at Coxsackie Correctional Facility assaults sergeant

COXSACKIE, N.Y.—A sergeant at the Coxsackie Correctional
Facility was treated for facial injuries after being punched in the face
several times by an inmate.

The inmate, Deon Williams, 22, punched the sergeant in the
face while he was being escorted back to his cell on March 8.

Williams allegedly stopped to talk to another inmate on his
way back to his cell, when told he was not allowed to stop on the prison tier
to talk, Williams dropped his bag and violently punched the sergeant several

The sergeant was sent to the hospital for treatment of two
blackened eyes, blurred vision, and facial swelling. He was treated and
released later that day.

unprovoked attack that occurred this past Saturday is a prime example of the
type of serious assaults that are occurring to our members statewide.  As
the prison population continues to become more violent measures need to be
taken to keep our members safe and hold the inmates accountable for their
actions,” said Mid-Hudson Region Vice President Michael

The investigation is ongoing. No criminal charges have been
filed at this time.

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