2 staff members, 3 inmates injured in riot at south Georgia prison

2 staff members, 3 inmates injured in riot at south Georgia prison
Officials are investigating a riot at the Ware State Prison near Waycross, Georgia. (Action News Jax)

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.

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“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.

Action News Jax and Channel 2 Action News have received multiple messages from viewers about graphic videos seen on social media. We are working to confirm the videos are connected to the riot.

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