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11th Minnesota prison staffer attacked in the space of a week

It happened at Stillwater Prison.

Yet another Minnesota prison guard was injured following an assault by an inmate.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections said the incident happened at MCF-Stillwater Thursday morning.

The Pioneer Press reports the lieutenant walked out of the facility on his own with non-life-threatening injuries that didn't require a hospital admission.

He nonetheless becomes the 11th Minnesota prison staff member to be injured in less than a week.

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The first 10 were injured at Minnesota's maximum security facility, MCF–Oak Park Heights.

Five were injured in a fight with inmates last Friday, Mar. 23 and five more were injured in an incident with a single prisoner last Sunday.

MCF-Stillwater, opened in 1914, is the state's largest "close-security" prison for male felons.

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