Surface details of inmate fight at Hardeman County Correctional Facility

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – We are learning new details about an inmate fight at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility beginning June 11.

Calls came into the newsroom from safety-conscious friends and family of inmates, and over the weekend CoreCivic, the company that owns and operates the private prison, confirmed the scuffle. .

Brandon Rickman is a Tennessee resident who claims to know an inmate inside the facility who witnessed this fight.

“They literally treat people like animals or less than human beings. I understand you’re here for rehab, but it’s literally… This system needs to be overturned. It’s not rehabilitation at all, Rickman said.

In the statement above, CoreCivic addresses the firing of a prison officer for “violation of established policies”.

We were unable to confirm which specific rules were broken.

This is the third incident to occur at this facility in the past year, with two fights taking place in September of last year.

We have learned that the inmate who was airlifted to a Mid-South hospital has since recovered and is back at the facility.

Rickman worries about the security of his connection within the prison, fearing that little change will come from a TDOC investigation.

“I’m sure they have standards they have to set or have to meet to satisfy our government, but it’s literally privately owned, owned and operated. They really set their own standards. Who is really watching them?

As CoreCivic’s statement says, this is still an ongoing investigation with TDOC.

We will be monitoring this investigation closely to see if any additional information comes to light.

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