UPDATE: Inmate assaults at Tucker Max and Varner prisons | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, September 28, 2017

UPDATE: Inmate assaults at Tucker Max and Varner prisons

Posted By on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 6:20 PM

UPDATE: The Correction Department reported injuries to guards at two prison units today.

The Correction Department said a correctional officer at the Tucker Maximum Security unit was injured about 1:50 p.m. today when assaulted by an inmate in a housing area.

The officer suffered multiple injuries to face and head and was taken to a hospital for treatment. The State Police were notified.

That's the extent of the information provided in a prepared release.

Later, the Department issued a release about an assault at the Varner Unit. The statement in full:

At approximately 4:20 p.m. today, two correctional officers working at the Varner Unit, in Grady, AR, were assaulted by several inmates. One officer sustained multiple lacerations and the second sustained a single injury. They were both transported to an area hospital.

Arkansas State Police was notified and is on-site.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • 'Million-Dollar Thursday': A visit to Sherwood's hot check court

    We take a visit to the weekly hot check court in Sherwood District Court, the subject of a recent civil rights lawsuit filed by ACLU Arkansas and others, who say the system there results in a modern-day debtor's prison
    • Aug 25, 2016
  • A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

    John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation