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Md. Inmate Aids Prison Worker During Assault

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland correctional officials say a convicted murderer came to the aid of a female prison worker when she was assaulted by another inmate at the medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says the employee wasn’t seriously hurt in the incident Tuesday.

The agency says the woman called for help during the assault. A 50-year-old inmate serving a life sentence for murder heard her cries and restrained the assailant until a correctional officer arrived.

The agency says the 26-year-old inmate who attacked the woman has been moved to a maximum-security facility.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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