Airway Heights prison on lockdown after fight

Airway Heights prison on lockdown after fight

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Airway Heights prison on lockdown after fight

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 7:04 AM

Airway Heights, Wash. -- The Airway Heights Correction Center remained on lockdown early Monday after a fight broke out late Sunday.

Officials say the fight happened around 4 p.m. when offenders started a fight on the walkway between medium-security living units.  About 16 prisoners were invovled.

Staff members had to use force to break up the fights.One prisoner was taken to the hospital and three staff members received minor injuries.

None of the staff members were injured by prisoners.

The facility houses 1,570 offenders in six units and all units were put on lockdown.

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