published Friday, January 18th, 2013

Third inmate killed at Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga., in a month

Hays State Prison
Hays State Prison
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Another inmate was killed at Hays State Prison, the third in a month’s time, authorities confirm.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate a murder from earlier today, spokesman John Bankhead said.

Last month, inmates Derrick Stubbs and Damion MacClain were killed within a week of each other after inmates sent threats to both their families for cash.

The prison is located in Trion, Ga.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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