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.