Santa Clara County Jail guard hospitalized after incident at the Main Jail

 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KRON) — A Santa Clara County Jail guard was hospitalized after he was beaten during an incident at the Main Jail in San Jose on Sunday.

The deputy was taken to the hospital with a bruise on his head and released within an hour, authorities said.

There are reports that an inmate beat the deputy, however, authorities have not yet confirmed that information.

The Santa Clara County Jail has been under fire lately for their treatment of inmates.

Three jail correctional deputies are facing murder charges after being accused of beating a mentally ill inmate to death last August.

In response, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith took matters into her own hands and a new 12-camera system for the jail with her own money.

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