Inmate Recovers After Attack in Correctional Facility
LAS CRUCES — A Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility Inmate is at a local Las Cruces hospital after being assaulted by other inmates, authorities said.
An investigation revealed that the Level 3 inmate was attacked by three other inmates inside the gym during recreation time Friday afternoon. Officials said corrections Officers quickly interceded and put an end to the attack.
Investigators said the inmate will not be identified until proper notification is made to his family. The inmate is responsive and does not appear to be severely injured.
The suspected inmates will not be identified for now but are being interrogated. They will be segregated from the rest of the population at SNMCF until the investigation is complete.