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US 6 inmates, 1 employee injured in brawl at Florence West prison facility

10:15  25 january  2020
10:15  25 january  2020 Source:   azcentral.com

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Arizona State Prison Complex – Florence also known as Florence State Prison (FSP) is one of 13 prison facilities operated by the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC).

Six inmates and one employee were transported to local hospitals after a brawl involving about 150 inmates at the Florence West prison facility, an official said.

a close up of a wire fence: Carson A. McWilliams, Prison Operations Director of Arizona Department of Corrections gives a tour of Florence unit. A decade-long wage freeze has led many corrections officers to leave jobs in Arizona's state prisons. Gov. Doug Ducey wants to give officers a pay raise this year. Understaffing in the prisons has created safety concerns for officers who must often work overtime to help fill the gap.© Nick Oza/The Republic Carson A. McWilliams, Prison Operations Director of Arizona Department of Corrections gives a tour of Florence unit. A decade-long wage freeze has led many corrections officers to leave jobs in Arizona's state prisons. Gov. Doug Ducey wants to give officers a pay raise this year. Understaffing in the prisons has created safety concerns for officers who must often work overtime to help fill the gap.

About 5:30 p.m. Friday, a fight broke out among inmates, according to Bill Lamoreaux, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Corrections.

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Five inmates were critically injured during a brawl at Cook County Jail in Chicago. The fight, which lasted nearly a minute and a half, was brought under control quickly, said a spokeswoman for the jail.

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About 150 inmates were involved in some way, either fighting or watching, he said.

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Six inmates were transported to local hospitals to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, with five taken by ambulance and one air evacuated, Lamoreaux said.

An employee was also transported off site with minor injuries, he said.

The prison is "locked down" and "inmate movement is restricted" while the department conducts interviews and investigates the fight, Lamoreaux said.

Florence West is a minimum-custody private prison operated by Geo Group. It houses 500 non-violent male prisoners and 250 men held as criminal aliens.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: 6 inmates, 1 employee injured in brawl at Florence West prison facility

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