Ongoing Investigation Into Handgun & Ammo Found at Prison in Clifton

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       Following reports of an alleged lockdown at South Central Correctional Facility, The News reached out to CoreCivic for a comment on the situation. Ryan Gustin, Manager of Public Affairs for CoreCivic, issued the following statement:  

       “During a facility-wide search at the South Central Correctional Facility last Wednesday morning, officers discovered a handgun and ammunition inside the medium-security facility in Clifton. The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Office of Investigations and Conduct is working with CoreCivic to identify and take appropriate action against the person responsible for introducing the weapon into the facility. TDOC policy requires frequent and unannounced searches of all areas of TDOC and privately-run facilities. No one was harmed as a result of the weapon being brought into the facility. The investigation is ongoing.”