Correctional officer Darrin Norton leads other officers and supporters during a demonstration for safer working conditions Wednesday, March 2, 2011, outside the state prison at Monroe, Wash. Even ... more 
Correctional officer Darrin Norton leads other officers and supporters during a demonstration for safer working conditions Wednesday, March 2, 2011, outside the state prison at Monroe, Wash. Even before a correctional officer was stabbed in the head with a pen, Department of Corrections employees represented by the Teamsters union had planned the picketing at 10 locations in the state. The guard was attacked with the pen shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday night suffered puncture wounds to the face and a dislocated shoulder, prison spokeswoman Shari Hall said. The guard, whose name has not been released, was attacked by 28-year-old Marcus Van Cleary, who was being held in a close custody unit for mentally ill inmates at the Walla Walla prison, the Department of Corrections said. The guard, as well as the two who tried to help and suffered minor injuries, were treated and released from a hospital. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) less 
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