2 Georgia prisons on lockdown; visitation canceled

ATLANTA (AP) – Corrections officials in Georgia say two prisons are on lockdown because of inmate tensions and violent incidents, including one that left an inmate dead.

Department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said in an email Thursday that Macon State Prison is on lockdown after an incident Monday in which an inmate died and another Tuesday that sent an inmate to a hospital. Additionally, Hogan said, rising inmate tensions led to a lockdown at Telfair State Prison.

Hogan declined to give any further details about the incidents or who was involved, saying the investigations into the incidents are ongoing. She also declined to say whether anyone has been charged.

The Department of Corrections said on its website that visitation won’t be allowed this weekend at either of the prisons because of the lockdowns.

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