REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Six employees at a Georgia prison have been fired and arrested following an investigation into their actions against an inmate accused of assaulting a guard.
The Department of Corrections said in a news release Tuesday that an inmate at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville assaulted an officer around 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 16.
The six employees used force in response, resulting in injuries to the inmate.
A unit manager, two sergeants and three guards were each arrested and charged with aggravated battery and violation of oath of office.
The department says the inmate involved, who’s already serving a life sentence for murder, will also face charges.