Inmate Attacks Officer at Fishkill

Also: Drugs intercepted in mailroom

An inmate at the Fishkill Correctional Center in Beacon punched and choked an officer who was on his rounds overnight on May 19, according to the union that represents guards at the medium-security facility.

The union said the officer was attacked at 2:30 a.m. by an inmate who punched him in the head and put him in a chokehold. The inmate is serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted in Kings County of assault and weapons charges, the union said.

The union also said in a statement that an officer in the mailroom at the Fishkill prison on May 28 intercepted seven ounces of marijuana hidden inside cans of tuna fish mailed to a prisoner. The next day, an officer found 15 ounces of synthetic marijuana and four grams of ecstasy hidden inside cans of vegetables and fruit.

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