The guard was “severely beaten by an inmate” sometime Sunday according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: SportsLine Week 8 NFC East Picks: 'Everybody Is Piling On The Cowboys, And You Can't Blame Them,' Says Larry Hartstein
The inmate involved in the assault had a history of violence.Gilroy Man Arrested For Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash After Nearly Year-Long Investigation
Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told KCBS that they are dealing with more hardened inmates who used to be housed at state prisons “Because of the prison realignment, where people are serving time locally instead of going to state prison. So, we really need to change how we do business in the custody environment.”
The deputy was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries to his head, and was later discharged.
The deputy was back on the job Monday morning.MORE NEWS: COVID: Alameda County Latest To Ease Indoor Mask Rules In Fully Vaccinated Offices, Gyms
Operations at the jail have been under the microscope following the death of Michael Tyree, a mentally ill inmate who was allegedly beaten by guards who are now facing murder charges.