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.

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Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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