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Correctional Officer Injured in Scuffle with Inmate Can't Get Extended Leave of Absence

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, April 9, 2021 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that a correction officer who suffered injuries in a struggle with a combative inmate was not entitled to a two-year leave of absence since her injuries were not the result of an “assault.” Case: Matter of Jennings v. New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, No. 530469, 03/25/2021, published. Facts and procedural history: Theresa Jennings worked as a correction officer at the Taconic Correctional Facility. On Feb. 15, 2018, she responded to a call to escort an inmate. The inmate allegedly refused to be restrained and be...

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