FORT DIX, N.J. – A former Virginia lawmaker serving time in prison has been attacked, according to his daughter.
Former Peninsula delegate Phil Hamilton is serving a nine and a half year sentence for bribery and extortion.
News 3 Anchor Kurt Williams spoke with his daughter Meredith Hamilton Archer who said her dad was beaten with a padlock in a sock while he slept early Christmas Eve morning.
She said Hamilton is now being confined to a special housing unit.
Archer also said she has limited information on his medical treatment.
The family has requested Hamilton be moved to a federal facility in Petersburg or North Carolina.
He is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2019.