Grimes Unit in Newport heavily damaged by storms

Grimes Unit in Newport damaged during storms

NEWPORT, Ark. (KTHV) -- Heavy damage reported in northeast Arkansas at the Grimes Unit in Newport.

Six mobile homes, the roof of the gym, an air-conditioning unit and exterior storage buildings were damaged.

One employee was even sent to the hospital to be treated. No inmates were injured. 

Efforts are underway to provide temporary housing to displaced employees. 

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