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Tuesday, August 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Prison unit on lockdown after 2 fights; 1 inmate injured

Associated Press

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Two large fights led to a lockdown at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

Prison spokeswoman Shari Hall tells the Union-Bulletin (http://bit.ly/2hnt58w ) that the fights happened about an hour apart on Christmas morning. Both were in the outside recreation yard at the prison’s West Complex.

Hall says one inmate suffered a significant injury that required hospitalization; others sustained no more than bumps and bruises. No correctional officers were injured.

The prisoners were from of the four close-custody units in the West Complex. That unit was on lockdown Monday with visiting canceled.

The rest of the prison was operating as usual.

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