Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
TRION, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating attacks on two correctional officers at a prison in northwest Georgia.
State officials tell The Rome News-Tribune that the officers were assaulted by inmates early Sunday morning at Hays State Prison in Trion.
Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said both officers received minor injuries and were treated at a local hospital.
The attacks come after the deaths of three inmates at the Chattooga County facility during the last month and a half.
Damien McClain was killed in a fight in a prison cell on Dec. 26, and Derrick Stubbs was found dead while in protective custody on Dec. 22. Nathaniel Reynolds, 30, died at an area hospital on Jan. 18 following an altercation with fellow inmates.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)