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News: Media Alert

For Immediate Release: November 15, 2012- Contact Lisa E. Kinney, (804) 674-3275

Correctional Officer Injured by Inmate at Sussex 1 State Prison

RICHMOND - A correctional officer was injured by an offender at Sussex 1 state prison in Waverly, Virginia, at approximately 11:30 a.m. today. The officer is being treated and his family has been notified. Consistent with DOC policy, the prison is on lock down status and this incident is being investigated. We will update you when additional information is obtained and confirmed.