BOSCOBEL - A guard at the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF) is on medical leave after he was attacked at work by an inmate earlier this month.
Clint Blaha, who is serving a 15-year sentence for distribution of methamphetamine, was charged last week with three counts related to the assault: battery by a prisoner, substantial battery with a repeater, and a count of restraining the victim against his will. If convicted, Blaha would face a maximum jail time of 22 additional years and up to $40,000 in fines.
The assault took place in the visiting room at WSPF on August 8, according to the complaint, and was captured on security cameras. According to the Sheriff’s complaint, the video show’s Blaha jumping on the guard and repeatedly hitting him in the head, then beating him with a plastic chair, and kicking him.Since July of 2021, according to Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), there have been four assaults at the Boscobel prison, two of them resulting in injuries to the corrections officer.