Inmates assault 2 officers at Kingman prison

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 19 at 9:50 AM

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- The Utah company that operates the Arizona state prison at Kingman says inmates assaulted two corrections officers in a disturbance that a spokesman says was broken up quickly.
 
Spokesman Issa Arnita of Centerville, Utah-based Management & Training Corp. says fewer than a dozen inmates were involved in the incident Saturday in the prison's Hualapai unit.
 
He says the two officers were released from a hospital after treatment for minor injuries.
 
Arnita says the inmates involved have been taken out of normal housing and placed in detention.
 
He says the Arizona Department of Corrections' criminal investigations unit will investigate the incident for possible criminal proceedings.
 
A department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for information.

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