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Maine State Prison in Warren is under investigation

WARREN (WGME) -- Corrections officials have launched an investigation into the Maine State Prison in Warren.

The investigation comes after a change of leadership and several security lapses at the prison, including two inmates murdered by other inmates.

This probe involves as many as 17 veteran guards, who are allegedly harassing newly hired guards.

Two state lawmakers and a union official confirm the investigation.

A prison spokesman refuses to comment.