published Sunday, January 27th, 2013

2 guards stabbed at Hays State Prison, sources say

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    A view out the front door of Hays State Prison, in Trion Ga., reveals one of the many watch towers on the property.
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Sources close to Hays State Prison say two prison guards were stabbed early this morning during a fight.

A current guard and a former Department of Corrections employee who spoke on condition of anonymity said the officers were stabbed when they tried to get several inmates back in their cells around 1 a.m. in the prison near Trion, Ga.

Neither officer had life-threatening wounds, they said.

Correction officials and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations had not responded to requests for information as of this afternoon.

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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