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Emergency responders ran out of neck braces as they prepared injured prisoners for transport to Tri-Lakes Medical Center following Tuesday’s accident on I-55 near Oakland. Photo by Jack Gurner, the North Mississipp Herald.

Prisoners, guard, driver injured

A private transport van carrying prisoners crashed on I-55 Tuesday afternoon near Oakland around 2 p.m. Nine prisoners, a guard and driver were transported to Tri-Lakes Medical Center for treatment.  

The van was operated by GEO Group, the world’s largest private prison company.

Witnesses said that the van was rear-ended by another vehicle.

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