- Brian Chilson
- NO PHONES PAST THIS POINT: The gates of Varner Supermax
A contraband sweep at the Arkansas Department of Correction’s Varner Unit early Saturday morning led to the seizure of several cell phones and an incident in which up to 20 inmates “jumped” four prison guards, sending them to the hospital and injuring one seriously enough that he was kept overnight and will require surgery to his face. The sweep came after the discovery of two large caches of cell phones and other contraband in recent weeks, one of which made it into the prison before being discovered.
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