- Three officers assaulted by inmates at Nebraska prison, state officials say
- In Tennessee, three officers hurt, two left in critical condition
Meanwhile, in Nebraska three officers are recovering after being assaulted by inmates at a facility in Lincoln, state officials said.
During the incident in Tennessee, one officer was briefly taken hostage. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday in a housing unit involving 16 inmates at the Turney Center Industrial Complex in Only, about 60 miles east of Nashville, according to Alison Randgaard, a Tennessee State Department of Correction spokeswoman.
The injured officers were air-lifted to a local hospital. One was released overnight, and the other two were listed in stable condition Monday, the department said.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with these officers," state corrections Commissioner Tony Parker said in a news release.
The disturbance lasted about three hours, Randgaard said. She said it was an isolated incident.
The facility was on lock down Sunday night while authorities investigated the incident, officials said.
The Turney complex houses 1,500 inmates, most of them in medium-security custody.
The inmates involved in the disturbance will be moved to a maximum-security facility, officials said.
In the Nebraska incident, the state Department of Correctional Services said three prison officers were assaulted by inmates at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln Friday night.
Two of the staff members were treated for non-serious injuries at hospital and the third did not seek treatment, officials said on Facebook
. No inmates were reported to be seriously injured.
A fire was also started during the incident at a housing unit of the complex, with 16 of the 39 inmates housed there directly involved in the disturbance, the department said
. It said an internal review would be carried out into the incident, which lasted approximately two hours.