15 inmates injured in Tucson prison fight out of hospitals

2013-03-04T12:38:00Z 2013-03-05T07:54:28Z 15 inmates injured in Tucson prison fight out of hospitalsStaff and wire reports Arizona Daily Star
March 04, 2013 12:38 pm  • 

Fifteen of 17 inmates injured in a fight at a Tucson prison have been released from hospitals and returned to prison.

Arizona corrections officials are investigating the cause of the fight that broke out among 400 inmates Sunday morning in a minimum-security unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.

Eighty of the inmates involved in the fight were moved to other institutions, Bill Lamoreaux an Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman said in a news release.

Two prison employees suffered minor injuries. Details haven’t been released on the injuries suffered by the 17 inmates who were hospitalized after the fight.

The Whetstone unit of the prison where the fight broke out remained on lockdown on Monday, while seven other sections of the prison are no longer locked down and have resumed regular operations.

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