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Crime New York City prison guard seriously injured in attack by 6 inmates, authorities say

17:41  11 february  2018
17:41  11 february  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Officials: Guard shoots just-released inmate after attack

  Officials: Guard shoots just-released inmate after attack PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say a prison guard leaving work for the day has shot and critically injured a just-released inmate who attacked the officer in a parking lot near the prison.The Philadelphia Department of Prisons says 26-year-old Jamal Bennett attacked the 66-year-old Currran-Fromhold Correctional facility guard around 11 p.m. Friday.The guard fired his personal weapon, striking Bennett in the chest. Bennett was in critical condition at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital but was expected to survive.Bennett had just been released from custody on a probation violation for a weapons charge.

In what authorities said was a premeditated beatdown, a gang of six Rikers Island prison inmates attacked a New York City correction officer Saturday. The unidentified 39-year-old officer was hospitalized in serious condition, Michael Skelly

In what authorities said was a premeditated beatdown, a gang of six Rikers Island prison inmates attacked a New York City correction officer Saturday.

a large white building: 6 inmates on Rikers Island fractured a correction officer's spine during a beatdown Saturday evening. © AP/File 6 inmates on Rikers Island fractured a correction officer's spine during a beatdown Saturday evening.

In what authorities said was a premeditated beatdown, a gang of six Rikers Island prison inmates attacked a New York City correction officer Saturday.

The unidentified 39-year-old officer was hospitalized in serious condition, Michael Skelly, a spokesman for the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, told the New York Post.

Media reports said the officer had suffered a broken neck or "fractured spine."

According to internal records, the beating took place in the George Motchan Detention Center around 6:30 p.m. A known Bloods gang member -- identified as Steven Espinal -- struck the officer in the head before five other inmates joined in, the New York Daily News reported.

Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

  Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks NEW YORK — A man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison.Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan and lived in New Jersey, injured 30 people when one of his bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on a September night in 2016. A second bomb planted nearby did not detonate.That blast happened just hours after a small pipe bomb exploded along a Marine Corps road race in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, frightening participants but injuring no one.

In what authorities said was a premeditated beatdown, a gang of six Rikers Island prison inmates attacked a New York City correction officer Saturday. The unidentified 39-year-old officer was hospitalized in serious condition, Michael Skelly

In what authorities said was a premeditated beatdown, a gang of six Rikers Island prison inmates attacked a New York City correction officer Saturday. The unidentified 39-year-old officer was hospitalized in serious condition, Michael Skelly

Responding officers used pepper spray on the attackers to stop the beating, records said.

A jail insider reportedly overheard Espinal planning the attack while talking on the phone earlier Saturday, the Daily News reported.

Jail officer unions have slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for enacting policies that they say have facilitated more violence in the prison. In 2015, De Blasio ended solitary confinement for inmates 21 and younger, and instead ordered them sent them to "Transitional Restoration Units" for counseling.

All of the inmates in Saturday's attack were 21 or younger, said Elias Husamudeen, president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association.

“The mayor’s policies are going to get one of us killed,” he said. “Tomorrow they will get visits and shop in the commissary like everyone else.”

The inmates will face additional criminal charges, a department official said.

'Chelsea Bomber' doesn't deserve multiple life sentences, his lawyer says .
<p>The New Jersey man convicted of planting bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood does not deserve multiple life sentences and should be able to further his education and see his family while spending the rest of his life in prison, his lawyer argued on Friday.</p>Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 30, faces sentencing on Feb. 13 in federal court in Manhattan over the attack, including a bomb that injured 30 people when it exploded on Sept. 17, 2016.

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