TROUSDALE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — One inmate was flown to a hospital following a Saturday night fight at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center (TTCC).
A spokesperson for CoreCivic, the company that owns and operates the prison, said TTCC staff were notified about a physical altercation between inmates just before 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3. Facility security and medical staff responded to the incident immediately.
According to CoreCivic, one inmate was injured during the fight, but when medical staff provided first aid, they determined the inmate’s injuries required outside medical attention.
Officials said they immediately contacted emergency medical services (EMS) for help. After first responders arrived at TTCC and completed an evaluation, they reportedly decided to have the inmate flown to a nearby hospital in a medical helicopter.
CoreCivic said none of the other inmates were injured during the altercation, which is currently under investigation. Officials also notified the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) about the incident.
This news comes less than two weeks after another fight at TTCC left two inmates injured.