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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 3:55am

Fight Locks Down South Ga. Prison

Updated: 2 years ago.
Coffee County Correctional Facility inmates received non-life threatening injuries in a fight Saturday, prompting officials to lock down the prison. The inmates returned to the facility the same day after being treated at local hospitals. (Photo Courtesy of Ken_Mayer via Flickr.)

Corrections officials placed parts of a south Georgia prison under lockdown after a fight involving several inmates.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said authorities locked down parts of Coffee County Correctional Facility after a fight on Saturday left several inmates hospitalized.

She said the inmates received non-life threatening injuries and were returned to the facility the same day after being treated at local hospitals.

Hogan would not say how many inmates were involved.

A spokeswoman for the Corrections Corporation of America, the private firm that runs the prison, did not return calls and emails seeking comment.

The prison is a medium-security facility with 2,628 beds.

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