“The events occurring at Hays Prison are being monitored and evaluated by the necessary parties,” said Sen. Hufstetler. “I, along with local representatives and members of the Department of Corrections, have met to discuss the various issues and possible solutions surrounding the facility. Due to security issues surrounding the recent events, the specific actions and regulations cannot be discussed; however the issue is being actively addressed and I will continue to support the leadership and staff of Hays Prison.”
The prison, located in Trion, Ga. was constructed in 1989 and houses 1,508 adult male inmates. This is the third violent occurrence in three months.