Three inmates injured in fight at Hardeman County prison

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Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville

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HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. — The Hardeman County Correctional Facility was on lockdown Monday morning after several inmates had to be hospitalized Sunday night.

A representative from Core Civic, the company that manages the facility, said three inmates were assaulted by other inmates in the dayroom just after 8 p.m.

They were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Two were treated and released back to the facility, while one remained hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, a company spokesperson said.

The company called it a disturbance between two groups of inmates, not a riot.

Hardeman County Correctional Facility in Whiteville is a medium security prison that can house a maximum of 2,100 male inmates.

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