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by Dave Gradijan

Inmate Protest Locks Down Mich. Prison

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Apr 10, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

On Monday, a section of Marenisco Township, Mich.’s Ojibway Correctional Facility was locked down following an inmate protest that left 14 corrections officers injured, the Associated Press reports via Boston.com.

The protest began when 35 inmates within a medium-security area of the prison refused to exit a dayroom on Sunday night, according to the AP.

Russ Marlan, a Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman, told the AP some 15 prisoners assaulted a number of corrections officers during the incident, but the brawl was quickly put to an end and no inmates were injured.

Though a number of officers received injuries, none was considered to be life-threatening; however, one was sent to Grand View Hospital in Ironwood, Mich., because of chest pains, the AP reports.

All prisoners involved in the protest have been transferred to maximum-security quarters, and they could face criminal charges, according to the AP.

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