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Published August 01, 2013, 08:56 AM

ND prison guard home after alleged inmate attack

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A state prison guard in Jamestown who authorities say was hospitalized after an attack by an inmate is now back home.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A state prison guard in Jamestown who authorities say was hospitalized after an attack by an inmate is now back home.

James River Correctional Center Warden Don Redmann tells The Forum newspaper (http://bit.ly/1crJ5N2 ) that guard Jeremiah MacDonald was released from the hospital Monday, a day after the alleged attack. Redmann did not comment on MacDonald's medical condition other than to say he is "doing as well as can be expected."

The accused inmate, Shawn Ostafin, has been transferred to the higher-security North Dakota State Penitentiary in Bismarck. The Highway Patrol says criminal charges are pending.

Ostafin is formerly of Mandan and has a violent criminal history. He served a lengthy sentence for the 1990 murders of his father and stepfather and is now serving time for terrorizing.

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