February 18, 2013 in City

Airway Heights prison locked down after fight

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A fight involving approximately 16 inmates put Airway Heights Corrections Center on lockdown Sunday afternoon and sent one inmate to the hospital.

A release from the Department of Corrections said multiple inmates began fighting around 4 p.m. in the walkway between two of the medium-security living units.

“Staff members were required to use force to break up the fights,” the release said.

One inmate was taken to the hospital and three staff members received minor injuries from breaking up the fights.

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