Two Loddon Prison workers taken to hospital for assessment following incident with prisoner

Two Loddon Prison employees were taken to hospital for assessment on Monday afternoon following an incident with a prisoner.

Corrections Victoria confirmed an ambulance wasn’t required for the two staff members but it will refer the incident to police for investigation.

“Violence against prison staff is unacceptable. Prisoners who assault corrections staff face tough penalties, including an additional five years imprisonment,” a Corrections Victoria spokesperson said.

It follows an incident in August last year, where an inmate was stabbed with a homemade knife at the Castlemaine prison. 

Police at the time said a 47-year-old man was stabbed in the neck area but wasn’t seriously injured and was taken to a Melbourne hospital in a stable condition.

Earlier in 2017, the medium-security prison was put into lockdown after an inmate climbed onto the roof of a prison-industries building, 3AW reported at the time.