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Disturbance at Ware State Prison

Commissioner: 
Timothy C. Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Joan Heath
Contact Email: 
Joan.Heath@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
August 2, 2020
STATE OF GEORGIA
Disturbance at Ware State Prison
No Serious Injuries Reported
 

FORSYTH, Ga. –The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating a disturbance caused by inmates at Ware State Prison in Waycross, Ga., which occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m., August 1.  The cause of the disturbance is unknown at this time.

Two staff members received minor non life-threatening injuries, and three inmates received non life-threatening injuries during the incident. A golf cart was set on fire and several windows were broken, but no major damage to the facility has been reported.  Officers deployed non-lethal ammunition, and the incident was brought under control.  The facility was locked down at approximately 1:00 a.m., August 2.  At no time was public safety at risk.

 

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