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Woman spits on nurse in correctional facility

HAMILTON TWP., Pa. - As a nurse at the Monroe County Correctional Facility attempted to take vital signs of a 24-year-old inmate, she was spit in the face. 

Officials say Hannah Word of Gilbert, Pennsylvania spit in the face of the nurse Oct. 24 and is now facing a violation: Aggravated Harassment by Prisoner.

According to the affidavit, Word's saliva landed in the nurse's mouth. 

Word was arraigned and remanded to the Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 bail. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled Jan. 5, 2018. 

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