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.
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“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.