Kentucky State Penitentiary on lock down, two corrections officers attacked by inmates

UPDATE: State police have released further details about an alleged assault at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville.

Kentucky State Police Post 1 says it got a call about the incident at 7:44 a.m. Wednesday. Troopers say their preliminary investigation indicates a correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate while the inmate was being removed from a room. Then, KSP says, other inmates joined the assault, but were quickly restrained by correctional officers.

KSP confirms that the prison went on lock down, which is consistent with its policy. Two correctional officers were treated for injuries that KSP says were not life threatening. They have been treated and released from a local hospital.


EDDYVILLE, KY – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says two corrections officers were attacked Wednesday by inmates at the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

According to a tweet from the governor, the officers are being treated and the prison is currently on lock down.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections says three inmates attacked the two correctional officers.

An investigation by Kentucky State Police is underway.

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