“The protection and well-being of our employees and incarcerated people is our prime precedence,” Mailey stated. “The division has zero tolerance for violence inside our amenities and anybody engaged in misconduct might be disciplined. If warranted, an incident might be referred for out of doors prosecution.”
Emergency response groups, together with one from Attica Correctional Facility, are conducting the contraband search. As of Wednesday afternoon, that search is ongoing. Thus far, Powers stated 12 weapons have been confiscated.
For the reason that assault on Sunday, there have been studies of extra violence on the jail. Mailey confirmed that “there have been just a few incidents involving employees and incarcerated people,” however didn’t elaborate. He stated one worker suffered a minor damage.
Assaults on employees in state prisons are on tempo to be the very best in at the very least a decade. In keeping with DOCCS, there have been 623 assaults on jail employees by means of July 31. Many of the assaults (479) have been reported in maximum-security amenities, corresponding to Auburn.
There’s rising violence regardless of a decline within the statewide jail inhabitants. The newest month-to-month report from DOCCS reveals that there are 32,130 incarcerated people housed in New York’s 50 state prisons.
Powers described the preliminary assault at Auburn Correctional Facility as an “unprovoked assault.” He stated they’re nonetheless attempting to be taught why the inmate, who has been transferred to Attica and positioned in a particular housing unit, focused the officer. He stated it is a part of a latest development of assaults at prisons.