Bent on mayhem

ROME, Ga. — New security installed at Hays State Prison has proved so effective thus far that officials are bragging that prisoners can’t breach it, according to a senator who toured the facility Thursday.

Public officials and lawmakers will get a look today at what millions of tax dollars are buying at Hays State Prison, but the media won't be allowed inside even though one lawmaker requested their presence.

It takes a lot to get fired from the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Before the killing spree began at Hays State Prison, there was Telfair.

An Atlanta-based advocacy group has sued the Georgia Department of Corrections, alleging violations of the Open Records Act by its attempt to charge a quarter of a million dollars for public records.

Georgia is footing a $1.7 million bill to fix broken locks at Hays State Prison that left prisoners free to roam their cell units and assault fellow cellmates or guards.

Hundreds of broken locks neglected for more than two years at Hays State Prison have been temporarily fixed, officials say.

The Georgia Department of Corrections sent a $250,000 tab to an advocacy group for public records about malfunctioning locks and prisoners recently killed at Hays State Prison.

A cluster of Georgia and Tennessee corrections dignitaries gathered at Hays State Prison in June 2011 to witness a prison under control.

The Georgia Department of Labor’s LaFayette Career Center is hosting two recruiting events to help fill about 45 correctional officer positions at Hays State Prison in Trion, a news release states.

Each morning, two dozen guards strap on full body armor, hoist their riot shields and head to the showers. It's time for the prisoners to wash up.

Months before inmates started to kill each other at Hays State Prison, correctional officers were in short supply.

ATLANTA — A week before Pippa Hall-Jackson was stabbed through the heart, he told his aunt he didn't think he was coming out of Hays State Prison.

LAFAYETTE, Ga. — It's a job few people want.

Derrick Stubbs died a little over a year ago inside a prison cell intended to keep him safe.

Of all the places where a locked door is essential, a prison seems like one of the most obvious.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Corrections can move quickly when it wants to.

Roughly 24 hours after a fourth Hays State Prison inmate was killed, Georgia corrections officials ordered the warden of the maximum-security facility replaced.

The 19-year-old Hays State Prison inmate killed shortly after being transferred to a prison in Jackson was stabbed to death, authorities said today.

After four inmate deaths in less than two months, Hays State Prison warden Clay Tatum is being replaced.

State investigators confirm that an inmate was killed today at the high maximum security prison in Jackson, Ga.

An Atlanta-based advocacy group is calling for an outside expert to examine what it calls the "unacceptable level of violence and security lapses" at Hays State Prison and other Georgia facilities in light of three recent kil

TRION, Ga. — A neighborhood of shotgun houses sits beside Hays State Prison.

By day, scrutiny at Hays State Prison appears to be on the rise.

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