3 guards, 7 inmates hurt in Tucson prison fightPosted: Updated:
The Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson is under lockdown following a fight at the Santa Rita Unit on Thursday night.
The disturbance started at about 5:30 p.m. and involved about 200 Hispanic and African-American inmates, said Arizona Department of Correction spokesman Bill Lamoreaux.
Three corrections officers and seven inmates were treated at two University of Arizona Medical Center facilities, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
All three guards were released Friday morning, but one inmate remained in critical condition, two were in serious condition and two in fair condition, according to the spokeswoman.
Tactical Support Unit teams and on-duty personnel secured the yard with no force required, Lamoreaux said. Guards were able to regain control of the unit at 6 p.m.
The fight happened a day after a riot at the California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom that injured 13 inmates.
The Santa Rita Unit will remain locked down for several days while officials investigate the incident, Lamoreaux said.
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