On the morning of March 21, 2020, four staff members at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) were assaulted by two inmates. One staff member sustained a serious injury. A serious injury is defined by an injury requiring urgent and immediate medical treatment and it restricts the person’s usual activity. All four staff members were examined at the hospital. One diagnosed with a concussion and the others had scrapes and bruises.
The incident started when one of the inmates refused a cell search and appeared to be disposing homemade alcohol in a toilet. When the staff member tried to force entry into the inmates cell and second inmate from the same cell punched a staff member. Eventually the two men were restrained. The housing unit was placed on modified operations.
The incident will be investigated with findings provided to the county attorney for determination of criminal prosecution.