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The Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls share a campus in Irma that has been under investigation for more than two years.(Photo: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

MADISON - A teacher at Wisconsin's juvenile prison was sent to the hospital after an inmate punched her in the face.

The Wednesday assault of the long-time teacher — a woman — came the same day attorneys for the state told a federal judge they had had trouble fully complying with his order to overhaul Lincoln Hills School for Boys because of "significant unrest" at the facility.

"Our thoughts are with the employee as they recuperate," Department of Corrections spokesman Tristan Cook said in a statement. "We are incredibly grateful to staff and their families as they work to make a positive difference in the lives of youth in DOC custody."

Cook did not provide other details, other than to say the employee was injured by an inmate and sent to the hospital.