Maryland prison officials are investigating an alleged assault against a correctional officer Friday at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup.
Officials said that a veteran female correctional officer reported that she was escorting a male inmate assigned to kitchen duty when the inmate shoved her into a closet and attempted to sexually assault her.
The correctional officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment. She has identified her alleged attacker, according to state officials.
Patrick Moran, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Maryland Council 3 union — which represents correctional...