Bill Cassidy, solicitor for the countys prison board, announced the action in a statement Thursday.
Prison warden Vincent Guarini declined to identify the employee, nor would he say what action was taken.
Jon Eichelman, a 42-year-old self-employed painter, suffered a fractured eye socket, broken ribs and a lacerated liver in an attack by other inmates June 6, his lawyer said. Eichelman was jailed after being wrongly accused of shooting a 2-year-old boy following an argument in a Taco Bell parking lot in East Lampeter Township June 2.
Guarini previously said the beating happened so quickly that by the time a guard got to Eichelmans cell, those responsible had dispersed.
No charges have been filed in the alleged assault on Eichelman, but Cassidy said investigations by city police, the district attorneys office and the county are ongoing.
Cassidy said Eichelman has not yet spoken with investigators about the alleged incident.
The prison board and the administrative staff take very seriously their responsibility to maintain a safe and secure correctional facility, Cassidy says in the statement.
Eichelman is still suffering from the attack, said his lawyer, Jeffrey Philip Paul of Lancaster.
Hes still not doing very well, Paul said Thursday. He is suffering emotional and physical effects and is still under a doctors care. He is not able to work.
Paul said he hasnt been privy to the countys investigation of the incident. He also gave no timeline as to when his investigation of the matter will be completed.
Eichelman was released from the prison June 8 after West Lampeter Township police said they had arrested the wrong man.
Pedro Melendez Jr. was shot after his mother was involved in a confrontation with a man driving a sport utility vehicle, police said. To date, no further arrests have been made in that case.