Guard rushed to hospital after attack at Marshall County prison

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — A guard was rushed to the hospital after he was attacked at the Marshall County Correctional Facility, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department said.

Sheriff Kenny Dickerson says the attack happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday. The guard was airlifted to Regional One Hospital with a head injury and was later listed in stable condition.

The sheriff says several inmates also started a small fire in the facility, but everything is now contained.

A representative with Management & Training Corporation, which operates the facility, said the guard suffered injuries to his jaw and eye. No weapons were used.

The company is conducting a full investigation along with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Marshall County Correctional Facility’s authorized capacity is 1,000 medium-custody male beds, according to MDOC.

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