2 guards stabbed at Hays State Prison, sources say

2 guards stabbed at Hays State Prison, sources say

January 27th, 2013 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local Regional News

A view out the front door of Hays State Prison, in Trion Ga., reveals one of the many watch towers on the property.

Photo by Staff File Photo/Times Free Press.

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.