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Ware State Prison placed on lockdown following riot; 2 staff members, 3 inmates hurt
Riot at Ware State Prison in Georgia Leaves 2 Staff Members, 3 Inmates Injured Amid Reports of Violence on Livestreams
Two prison guards and three inmates were injured after a riot broke out at the Ware State Prison in Georgia.
A golf cart was set on fire and several windows were broken during the incident, but no major damage has been reported, the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) said.
The disturbance was caused by inmates at the prison, in Waycross, at around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday night and officers deployed non-lethal ammunition to contain the riot, GDC officials said.
The situation was under control by 1 a.m. and the prison was put on lockdown, a spokesperson for the GDC confirmed to Newsweek.
“The incident is under control and the facility is on lockdown as of 1 a.m. today,” the spokesperson said.
Two staff members received minor injuries, while three inmates sustained injuries that are not life-threatening, the GDC said. Source