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 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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