Tipton Correctional Center Operating Normally

Oct. 4, 2018

We have received false reports of a major disturbance and lockdown at Tipton Correctional Center. These reports are inaccurate.

On Wednesday morning, two officers were assaulted and sustained minor injuries in two separate altercations, each involving a single officer and a single offender. No additional assaults, injuries or structural damage to the facility have been reported. The facility is not on lockdown. Visiting continues as scheduled this weekend.

We are grateful to and proud of the staff who immediately intervened. Their training, professionalism and quick thinking protected officers from serious injury.