A New Plymouth prisoner needed hospital treatment yesterday after being assaulted by another inmate in a secure yard at the jail.
The man was attacked about 11am.
Acting prison manager Paul Vlaanderen said a remand prisoner had been taken to hospital following the assault.
Vlaanderen said prisoners in the yard were returned to cells.
Senior Sergeant Allan Whaley said no charges had been laid.
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