Waupun prison guard taken to hospital after inmate attack

WAUPUN — A correctional officer at the Waupun Correctional Institution was taken to a hospital after authorities say the officer was attacked by an inmate on Thanksgiving.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a report of an assault on a staff member at the prison about 7 p.m. Thursday. Details weren’t immediately released.

A spokesman for the Department of Corrections says the injured officer was transported to a hospital. No information was available on the officer’s condition.

WBAY-TV reports that the jail was put on temporary lockdown.