Parchman prison guard attacked by inmate with broom handle

assault-graphic-300x163jpg-d912bd4989466e65JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A correctional supervisor has suffered serious injuries after an inmate attacked her with a broom handle at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Lt. Clarissa Williams was assaulted Tuesday in an open dorm area of Unit 26. Williams, who has been with the agency since June 1997, was treated at the prison and Bolivar Medical Center. She will be off work for an extended period as a result of the injuries.

The motive for the attack remains under investigation.

Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher, in a news release Wednesday, said the case against 26-year-old Clarence Jones will be presented to the Sunflower County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Jones, in custody since 2013, faces an aggravated assault charge. He’s currently serving 16 years for aggravated assault domestic violence in Warren County.

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