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Upstate NY Correction Officer Finds Shiv in Inmate's Nose, Union Says

It was a piece of sharpened ceramic melted into a plastic cap

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An inmate is in special housing and awaiting disciplinary charges after a correctional officer found a shiv in his nose, authorities said.

The officer noticed something in the inmate’s nose during a contraband search Jan. 29 at a New York prison in Cape Vincent, according to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents correctional officers.

The inmate, who is serving an 18-year sentence for attempted murder, voluntarily removed the item from his nose and gave it to the officer, WWNY-TV reported Monday.

It was a piece of sharpened ceramic melted into a plastic cap.

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