Three inmates injured in fight at Hardeman County prison


Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — The Hardeman County Correctional Facility was on lockdown Monday morning after several inmates had to be hospitalized Sunday night.

A representative from Core Civic, the company that manages the facility, said three inmates were assaulted by other inmates in the dayroom just after 8 p.m.

They were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Two were treated and released back to the facility, while one remained hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, a company spokesperson said.

The company called it a disturbance between two groups of inmates, not a riot.

Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville is a medium security prison that can house a maximum of 2,100 male inmates.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News

Watch Latest Videos

Chaplains arrive to support Collierville community after deadly mass shooting

Search underway for missing 2-year-old

Memphis gun expert stresses the importance of gun safety, training in the wake of deadly mass shooting

Collierville church service honors victims, first responders of Kroger mass shooting

1 charged with tampering with evidence

Mother, Child Die After Fall From Petco Park Third Level

More News