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Inmate attack at Lincoln Hills sends longtime teacher to hospital
IRMA - An inmate at Lincoln Hills School sent a longtime teacher to the hospital on Wednesday, assaulting her at the youth prison near Irma.

Multiple sources we trust told Newswatch 12 the victim is Pandora Kay Lobacz.

She's been teaching for the Department of Corrections since 1993. She is petite and stands under 5 feet tall.

One source, a Lincoln Hills employee, was working at the time of the incident. That source says the assault, which included a punch to the face, was unprovoked. Several people sent us a photo of Lobacz that shows her with a bruised and swollen face.

That source also told us the inmate was taken to the Mendota Mental Health Institute near Madison Thursday morning.

Another source told us that abuses by inmates against Lincoln Hills staff have increased since July. At that time, a federal judge ordered the facility to limit the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and handcuffs.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and state Department of Corrections have acknowledged the attack, but haven't offered many details.

-Ben Meyer and John Quarderer contributed to this report.

Story By: Rose McBride


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