Prison guard recovering after she is attacked by inmate

A correctional officer at Evans Correctional Institution in Marlboro County is recovering after an inmate attacked and beat her with a hard object last Saturday.

South Carolina Department of Corrections Spokesman Clark Newsom says the woman had to be hospitalized for her injuries.

She suffered fractures to her skull, but is OK and has been released from the hospital.

The name of the inmate involved in the attack isn't being released at this time.

He has been placed in lockup at Evans, until he is moved to another institution, Clark said.

The inmate will also be charged with Assault.