The man was fell on Sunday at HMP Nottingham, the Ministry of Justice said. The male officer has since been unchained from hospital. An inspection report published last year develop levels of violence at the prison were “very high”, with 103 charges on staff in the previous six months.
Over the same period, there had been 198 set-tos where prisoners had climbed onto safety netting between alightings.
HM Inspectorate of Prisons said: “This level of disorder contributed to a tauten atmosphere at the prison,” adding that many violent incidents, categorizing serious ones, were not investigated at all.
Chief inspector of prisons Peter Clarke Clarke utter the prison needed to do “much more” to tackle the problem of drugs which was “inseparably linked” to violence in his report.
HMP Nottingham is a category B male prison which developed in 2010 to hold 1,060 prisoners.
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