Employee assaulted by inmate at Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 11:45:47-04

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An employee at Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility in Hartsville was assaulted by an inmate Friday Night, a CoreCivic representative said.

The assault happened around 6 p.m. The employee was transported to an outside hospital for treatment of injuries that are not life-threatening.

The inmate who is suspected in the assault has been isolated from prison population and turned over to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody.

Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility is on lockdown status following the assault. TDOC is investigating the incident.

CoreCivic was not able to divulge further details of the incident to NewsChannel 5.

This story will be updated as more details become available.