Warden: No segregation despite 2 fights at prison in Tucson

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TUCSON -- The warden at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson says he won't segregate prisoners by ethnic groups despite two fights in the past week that left about two dozen inmates hurt and nine prison guards injured.

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Inmates will not be segregated after 2 riots at state prison in Tucson - The warden at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson says he won't segregate prisoners by ethnic groups despite two fights in the past week that left about two dozen inmates hurt and nine prison guards injured.

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Warden Greg Fizer said Saturday that both brawls involved large numbers of Mexican-American and Mexican national inmates facing off, but it isn't yet known if they're connected.

The latest fight broke out Friday night and involved about 45 inmates in one part of the prison's Santa Rita Tent Unit. Fizer says no guards were hurt, but roughly 20 inmates were injured and five hospitalized. Four have since been released.

A fight in another area on Tuesday sent nine guards to the hospital, although none were admitted. Three inmates were hospitalized.

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