Inmate wounded at Lawrenceville Correctional Center

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An inmate was taken from Lawrenceville Correctional Center to the hospital on Jan. 9 for treatment of “puncture wounds.”

Lawrenceville is Virginia’s only for-profit prison, it is run by the GEO Group. A spokesperson with the group confirmed with 8News that an inmate had been hurt at the facility.

The spokesperson did not specify if the puncture wounds were caused by a stabbing, instead only stating that an incident occurred on Jan. 9 that resulted in the injuries.

According to the GEO Group, the injured inmate was first attended to by on-site medical staff and then taken to the hospital. They are in “stable condition.”

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