Last June, a 25-year-old woman, whose identity has not yet been revealed to media, started work at Huddinge jail as a corrections officer. During her morning shift this Monday, she was jumped and bludgeoned to death with her own nightstick by a 30-year-old man with a history of violent crime, as he was being booked for attempted murder. The bloody assault took place on the roof of Huddinge jail at around 10:30 AM, when she was alone with the repeat offender during an outdoor walk.
For a long time now, Sweden has been ravaged by numerous attacks by inmates on correction officers who face daily threats and assaults as they carry out their duties. However, due to the country's preference for "humane" treatment of offenders, the officers are bogged down by regulations limiting their ability to deal with the convicts in an effective manner, with more attention being paid to the rehabilitation and well-being of the inmates than prison security and employee protection. In spite of the 30-year-old having been previously convicted of other violent crimes, the 25-year-old woman was still alone with him at the time of the assault, armed with nothing more than a nightstick.