WARE COUNTY, Ga. — The Ware State Prison is on lockdown after officials confirmed that a riot happened Saturday night.
The department said three inmates received injuries that are non life-threatening. Two staff members also received minor, non life-threatening injuries.
“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,” the statement said.
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