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South Mississippi Correctional Institution investigates assault

LEAKESVILLE (WDAM) - Seven correctional officers at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution are recovering – after they were assaulted.

Authorities say the incident happened Monday -- as the officers were leaving a housing unit following a shakedown at the prison.   All seven officers were treated and released at a local hospital.  Authorities say the injuries appear not to be life-threatening.

Authorities add five inmates attacked the officers.  The inmates have been moved to another prison as the investigation continues.

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