Details are still murky following the shooting of a prisoner at the GEO Group's Big Spring
unit in West Texas. According to a story on CBS 7 News (Greg Sherman, Geo Group Prison Officials Investigating "Incident" at One of their Big Spring Facilities
, November 9),
Officials at the Geo Group are investigating a shooting that took place at one of their Big Spring prison facilities.
Geo Group would not comment on what happened, nor would the Bureau of Prisons in Washington D.C., but Big Spring Fire Deputy Chief David Armstrong say an inmate was accidentally shot in the arm around 1130 Tuesday morning at the Flightline Facility, which is just south of the airport.
The inmate suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, but Armstrong say the injuries were minor and came from a 12 gauge weapon. What provoked the shooting or better details on what happened are unknown at this time.
Geo Group, formally known as Cornell Corrections, runs several prison facilities in Big Spring, including Flightline, and houses mostly drug and immigration prisoners.