Three prison officers injured in separate attacks at Marcy facility

MARCY — Three state prison correctional officers were injured in two separate attacks on inmates at the Marcy Correctional Facility in March, according to the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association.

• On March 22, authorities said an inmate was returning to prison from the playground when he punched an officer in the chest. Authorities said the inmate was aggressive and resisted pepper spray before being thrown to the ground and handcuffed.

The officer suffered pain and swelling in his hand and wrist, while a second officer who assisted him had bruised and swollen fingers, authorities said. They were treated at the facility.

The inmate, whose identity has not been released, has been placed in a special housing unit pending disciplinary action, authorities said. He was convicted of robbery in Suffolk County in 2021 and is serving a 2-year sentence.

• On March 3, authorities said an inmate punched a correctional officer in the side of the head inside the infirmary. The officer suffered pain and swelling in his left temple and eye, and was treated at the facility. Authorities said the detainee, whose identity has not been released, was also taken away for disciplinary action. The inmate was convicted of attempted burglary in Onondaga County in 2021 and is serving a 3-year sentence.

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