AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio has confirmed that Warden Herndon at Hays State Prison was relieved of his duties this afternoon.  According to our sources, Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, James E. Donald announced the change this afternoon to prison personell and Department of Corrections officials gathered at Hays Prison.  Reportedly Commissioner Donald expressed his displeasure with the way things have been handled at Hays Prison and stated that the time for a change was immediate.

Earlier this afternoon, Assistant Commissioner Brian Owens had told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio that the Department of Corrections was looking at the personell in regards to the escape of the two inmates earlier this week.

Reportedly the new warden at Hays State Prison will be Dennis Brown who is being brought in from Scott State Prison.  Brown was at the meeting today and will take over effective immediately.