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Three guards assaulted at Victorian prison

AAP logoAAP 10/10/2016 Melissa Meehan

Three guards had to be hospitalised after they were assaulted by a prisoner at a maximum security prison in Victoria.

A Corrections Victoria spokesman has confirmed two officers were assaulted by a prisoner at Barwon Prison, near Geelong, on Sunday morning.

A third guard was injured while restraining the prisoner.

"The safety of Victoria's prison officers and prison staff is paramount," the spokesman said in a statement on Monday.

"Corrections Victoria does not, and will not, tolerate assaults by prisoners on staff."

All three guards were taken to hospital and were discharged within hours, the department said.

Victoria Police and Corrections Victoria are investigating the incident.

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