A SENIOR female prison officer has been brutally assaulted in an unprovoked attacked by an inmate in a segregation unit.
The woman, who has not been named, was speaking to a prisoner at Brinsford Young Offenders Institution near Wolverthampton, when she was attacked and beaten.
Her injuries were described as ‘nasty’ and she required hospital treatment.
The experienced officer was punched by the inmate in the CSU – the Care and Separation Unit.
Three other officers were also injured in the same incident.
A source said: “The assault came out of nowhere.
“The prisoner became agitated and punched the security governor hard in the face.
“Prion officers nearby reacted immediately and then it really kicked off.
“It was mayhem for a few minutes.
“A number of prison officers received nasty injuries as a result.”
The incident happened on August 17.
The prisoner has been moved to another cell in the unit.
He has been reported to West Midlands Police.
The attack comes less than a month after prison governor Paul Cawkwell was attacked at Wayland prison in Norfolk
He will require operations on his cheek bone, eye socket and nose after being beaten at the category c jail.
Glyn Travis, assistant secretary of the Prison Officers Association said: “The fact that more senior managers are being assaulted demonstrates that our prisons are out of control.
“Prisoners no longer fear the consequences of their violent acts and are laughing at the judiciary.”
HMP Brinsford holds up to 577 young men aged between 18-21 years old.
In 2014, the jail was labelled by the chief inspector of prisons as the single worst jail he had visited since he took over his job in 2010.
He found high levels of violence and illicit drug use – plus squalid living conditions.