The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services reports an employee at the Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility in East Omaha is injured in an assault.
Corrections says on Monday, the inmate refused directives and tried to physically maneuver around the staff person.
When the staffer attempted to restrain the inmate, the inmate punched the staff member in the head numerous times.
Additional staff arrived to assist.
The injured worker was taken to a hospital with a serious injury.
The incident is under investigation, and findings will be provided to the Douglas County Attorney for any charging decisions.
(Picture from Nebraska Department of Correctional Services)