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Greene County prison on lockdown following fight

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Friday, May 30, 2014, 6:18 p.m.
 

The State Correctional Institution in Greene County, a maximum-security prison that houses many of Pennsylvania's death-row inmates, remained on lockdown Friday because of a fight by prisoners.

There were injuries in the fight Thursday involving two to four inmates in a high-security, outdoor recreational area, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton. The injured inmates were treated at the medical facility in the prison, said McNaughton, adding that she did not know the names of the prisoners involved. No guards were injured breaking up the fight, she said.

“It is not uncommon following an incident for a facility to remain on lockdown for a couple days to give the guards an opportunity to search the entire prison,” McNaughton said. “We are conducting a full investigation into what happened, how it happened and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.”

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or mhasch@tribweb.com.

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