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Officials: Inmate kills Pa. corrections officer

http://www.correctionsone.com/officer-safety/articles/6131361-Offic...

WAYMART, Pa. — An inmate using a homemade weapon attacked and killed a guard at a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania on Monday night, making him the first federal corrections officer killed on the job in nearly five years, officials said Tuesday.

Correctional Officer Eric Williams, 34, was working in a housing unit at the Canaan federal penitentiary when an inmate attacked him, according to prison officials. Other prison staff restrained the inmate, and...

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