Inmate assaulted at Dorchester Penitentiary

NB prison cell

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) says an inmate was assaulted in the medium security unit of Dorchester Penitentiary last week.

A release says staff found the injured inmate Friday and they were taken to an outside hospital for treatment.

CSC says the assailant was identified and "the appropriate actions have been taken".

No staff members or other inmates were injured, and the institution and RCMP are investigating the incident.