On August 30, 2023

Nurse attacked at Springfield prison


An inmate at the Southern State Correctional Facility (SSCF) in Springfield held a pen to a nurse’s neck on Thursday, Aug. 24, police said. 

A nurse in the facility intake area was administering medications to Cory Munger, a newly detained individual at SSCF.  Munger forcibly grabbed the nurse, wrapping  his arm around her throat and holding a pen to her neck. Correctional officers immediately  intervened to thwart the attempt. The nurse, a contractor under health provider Wellpath, received a medical evaluation at the Springfield Hospital following the incident. 

 State Police (VSP) were notified of the critical incident per department protocol and  have initiated an investigation. Vermont DOC will also conduct a review as per the department’s  critical incident policy. The DOC peer support team deployed onsite for both facility and  Wellpath staff. 

 Munger, 28, is held without bail at SSCF on multiple charges, including assault and  robbery with a weapon, vehicle operation with reckless or gross negligence, and violating an  abuse prevention order.  Munger was lodged on Aug. 22.

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