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SCI-Somerset on lockdown again after ‘inmate-on-employee assault’

March 13th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Tribune Democrat reports SCI-Somerset went on lockdown for at least the second time this year on Sunday night after what a prison spokeswoman described as "an inmate-on-employee assault."  Christie Schenck, public information officer for SCI-Somerset, wrote in an email to The Tribune-Democrat on Monday afternoon that the lockdown began at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday and is expected to continue throughout the day Monday.


Despite the lockdown, visits are still permitted Monday, Schenck said.

The prison was previously put on lockdown after an inmate allegedly assaulted three corrections officers on Feb. 10. That lockdown was lifted two days later.

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