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Lee County, Va. Prison on lockdown


USP Lee remains in lockdown after two cases of staff members being assaulted over the past week. 

The maximum security prison has been on lockdown since last Friday, when two staff members were assaulted by a prisoner, according to Brian Shoemaker, president of the local chapter of American Federation of Employees.

Shoemaker says another worker was assaulted by a prisoner earlier this week. 

He says all staff members are now back at work but the prison remains on lockdown as of Friday. 

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