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Stafford Creek goes under lockdown

February 21, 2014

Four separate, multi-inmate fights broke out Thursday at Stafford Creek Corrections Center and one inmate was injured, said a Washington state Corrections Department spokeswoman.

Prison administrators placed all medium- and minimum-security units at the prison under lockdown, said spokeswoman Norah West. No staff members were hurt.

The injured inmate was treated at the hospital the West said were not life-threatening.

The first fight occurred around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the day room of a medium-custody unit, said West. A short time later, three other multi-inmate fights occurred – one in the same medium-security unit, one in another medium-security unit and one in minimum-security.

West did not have a total number of inmates involved. No weapons were recovered.

It’s too soon to say what prompted the fights. The inmates who participated have been placed in segregation and will be interviewed by staff investigators.

West said she was not aware of any damage to facilities.

Stafford Creek houses about 2,000 inmates in minimum, medium and maximum custody.

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