Crime Read the full statement from the Department of Correction

20:32  19 april  2017
20:32  19 april  2017 Source:   The Boston Globe

Officer taken hostage, two others assaulted at Tennessee prison

  Officer taken hostage, two others assaulted at Tennessee prison Three Tennessee correctional officers were assaulted Sunday in what state officials are calling a "disturbance" involving 16 inmates at a prison in southwest Tennessee, according to a statement from the Department of Correction. Department spokeswomen said inmates attacked three officers at Turney Center Industrial Complex, a facility located in Only, Tenn., about 60 miles southwest of Nashville."One of those officers was held hostage for a time. Our special operations unit was deployed, and we have re-gained control of the situation," said spokeswoman Alison Randgaard in a statement posted to Twitter at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The full statement from the Department of Correction regarding the death of Aaron Hernandez: On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m

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The full statement from the Department of Correction regarding the death of Aaron Hernandez:

On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital.

Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window.

Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.

The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified.

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