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Two Correction Officers Stabbed in Newtown Prison Assault

Posted on AllSides August 22nd, 2023
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Two correction officers were hospitalized after being stabbed during a Tuesday morning incident at Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, according to union officials and the Department of Correction. An incarcerated man identified as Joe Baltas, 35 of Meriden, attacked the two officers as they were escorting him through the facility at around 8:25 a.m. in the morning, the agency announced in a press release. One officer was stabbed in the neck and another in the abdomen, according to the DOC. Both were transported to a local hospital, where they were...

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