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January 3, 2014

14 inmates returned to Walnut Grove prison

WALNUT GROVE, Miss. — Fourteen of 18 inmates injured during a fight Tuesday have returned to the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility.

Issa Arnita, corporate communications director for Management and Training Corporation, says an investigation by the company and the Mississippi Department of Corrections continues.

Four people remain hospitalized at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Arnita says the altercation took place in one of the facility's six housing units.

He says a correctional officer was treated for minor injuries. No other officers were injured. Staff responded immediately and secured the units soon after the incident began around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The facility remains on lock down.

Investigators will review video footage of the incident.

Walnut Grove opened in 2001 and can house 1,461 inmates.

 

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