Rash of stabbings at Silverdale Detention Facility
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Hamilton County officials confirm multiple stabbings at the Silverdale Detention Facility over the weekend.
The confirmation comes after several family members of the victims contacted us about the incidents, complaining they couldn’t get information from officials about the wounds.
Sheriff’s Office officials tell us that the first stabbing happened just before 8PM on Friday evening.
The inmate was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.
Then after midnight, another fight happened at the jail.
Officials say five more inmates claimed to have been stabbed by fellow inmates.
Three of those five were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, treated, and taken back to the jail.
The other two were treated onsite.
The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incidents.
But this is one more episode of violence at the jail since the County moved all their inmates to Silverdale when Core Civic gave up running the facility.