Saturday, April 18, 2009

Inmates Injured At Federal Prison

COLEMAN -- There has been another incident at the federal prison in Sumter County.

According to Federal Corrections Complex in Coleman, around 1:55 p.m. several inmates got into a fight in the recreation yard of the penitentiary.

They said the incident was quickly brought under control and the institution was placed on lockdown. Fourteen inmates required outside medical treatment.

At least four of those inmates have been airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.

No prison personnel were reported to be injured. The incident is under investigation.

This is the third case of trouble at the facility in recent weeks.

Last month, a man had to be airlifted to Orlando after being stabbed in the chest at the facility. Earlier this year, a prison yard dustup left eight inmates seriously injured. One ended up being shot by a guard.

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