State prison on lockdown after inmates attack officers

SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — A group of inmates have attacked corrections officers at a Massachusetts maximum-security prison, leaving six officers injured and the prison on lockdown.

The attack at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on Monday was caught on surveillance video that was released by the Massachusetts Department of Correction. It was first reported by WCVB-TV.

The video shows an inmate approach the officer station and then attack the officers before other inmates join the assault.

Several inmates are seen punching and kicking an officer.

Other officers eventually respond to the attack.

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SHIRELY, MA - OCTOBER 17: A cell block area at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., Oct. 17, 2003. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRELY, MA - JUNE 30: Inmates sit int he yard at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., June 30, 2004. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRELY, MA - OCTOBER 17: A computer monitor station where an officer can view every cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., Oct. 17, 2003. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRLEY, MA - JUNE 28: Electronics such as televisions, fans, and typewriters that can be purchased by inmates are clear so corrections officers know if they have been opened or tampered with, at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Souza-Baranowski is the newest correctional facility in Massachusetts and is a maximum security prison for male offenders in Massachusetts. (Photo by Jessey Dearing for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRELY, MA - OCTOBER 17: A cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., Oct. 17, 2003. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRLEY, MA - JUNE 28: A corrections officer handed an inmate his meal through a small opening between the mess hall and the kitchen at Souza-Baranowski. Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison for male offenders, is the newest correctional facility in Mass. (Photo by Jesse Dearing for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRELY, MA - AUGUST 24: Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., Aug. 8, 2003. (Photo by Justin Kase Conder for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRELY, MA - OCTOBER 17: A cell block area at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., Oct. 17, 2003. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRELY, MA - OCTOBER 17: A cell at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., Oct. 17, 2003. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRELY, MA - SEPTEMBER 30: The exterior of Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., Sept. 30, 1998. (Photo by Tom Landers/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRELY, MA - SEPTEMBER 30: A cell block area of Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in Shirley, Mass., Sept. 30, 1998. (Photo by Tom Landers/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SHIRLEY, MA - JUNE 28: A corrections officer monitored the security camera system at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, where approximately 365 cameras are used to monitor inmate activity, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Souza-Baranowski is the newest correctional facility in Massachusetts and is a maximum security prison for male offenders in Massachusetts. (Photo by Jessey Dearing for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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A Department of Correction spokesman says six officers were taken to the hospital and one was under a concussion protocol.

The prison remains on lockdown Friday.

NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez was serving a life sentence in a killing when he hanged himself in 2017 at the prison.

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