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Officer injured in prison attack 'recovering'

12:43 PM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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Allison Morgan, spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, told 9NEWS Thursday morning that correctional officer Sergeant Lori Gann has been taken off the ventilators.

Many 9NEWS viewers were concerned about her condition after the brutal attack that left Mary Ricard dead and Gann significantly injured. 

It is unknown at this time when she will be healthy enough to leave the hospital.

Ricard was killed while working on her day off. She was supervising inmates preparing breakfast on Monday. Investigators believe an inmate used a sharp object to attack both Gann and kill Ricard.

Convicted child rapist Miguel Contreras-Perez, 33, is a person of interest in the attack. He is serving a 35 years to life for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Colorado Springs.

He has been transferred to the maximum security Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City.

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