Arkansas identifies 3 officers who were held by inmates

(AP) - Arkansas prison officials have identified the three
correction officers who were held by several inmates in part of a maximum
security facility for about three hours earlier this week after the prisoners
snatched the officers' keys and a Taser.The Department of Correction said Thursday that Lt. Willie Carmickle, Sgt.
Levester Johnson and Correctional Officer George Thomas were held by the inmates
at the Maximum Security Unit in Tucker on Monday. The department has not
identified the inmates, who released the officers and surrendered.

The department has not said how the inmates overpowered the officers, nor how
they obtained the keys, Taser and other equipment.

The department said Carmickle has been an employee since February 2010,
Johnson since March 2006 and Thomas since January.

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