Officials investigating the Ware State Prison riot

Ware State Prison Riot

Waycross, GA — The Georgia Department of Corrections is investigating what led up to a recent riot at the Ware State Prison Saturday.

The incident left 2 staff members and 3 inmates with minor injuries.

Velecia Smith said her son has been at the prison for two years and she cannot get a hold of him. Smith drove from Atlanta to try and get answers.

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To make sure my son number one, don’t have COVID if he does that he getting the proper medical care. I tried to contact them to get a wellness check on him and I just can’t get any information.” Smith said.

According to the Department of Corrections, 32 staff members tested positive 22 inmates tested positive and two died at the prison.

A spokesperson with the Georgia Department of Corrections sent Action News Jax this statement:

“The incident is still under investigation, therefore we have no additional information related to details or possible pending charges at this time.”