Statement from Sen. Jeff Mullis on Hays State Prison

ATLANTA (February 7, 2013) – Sen. Jeff Mullis (R- Chickamauga) has released the following statement regarding the recent developments at Hays State Prison in Trion:

“The events that have transpired at Hays State Prison are tragic for the Trion community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and individuals whose lives were affected by these unfortunate events.  While the appointment of a new warden is a step in the right direction, it is not and should not be the final solution. Before we can engage in open and honest conversations about how Hays State Prison moves forward, we must let state officials conduct a thorough investigation that analyzes all current security procedures and protocols. I will continue to monitor the issue at Hays State Prison and be involved in the solution process with the Department of Corrections.”


For Immediate Release:
February 7, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director