Officers, inmates injured in fight at Turney Center - WSMV Channel 4

Officers, inmates injured in fight at Turney Center

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Turney Center Industrial Prison in Hickman County remained on lockdown Saturday while officials investigated an altercation in which two officers and two inmates were injured.

The officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries while responding to the fight in their assigned unit around 6 p.m. Friday night, according to Dorinda Carter, Tennessee Department of Correction Communications Director.

One officer was treated at an area hospital and released, and the other officer was expected to be released from the hospital Saturday, Carter said.

One of the inmates remained hospitalized, and the other inmate was released from the hospital and transported back to the secure facility, Carter said.

While the incident was confined to one unit at the prison, the entire facility remained on lockdown pending further investigation, Carter added.

The names of the guards and inmates have not been released.

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