State penitentiary locked down after fight between inmates



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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say the North Dakota State Penitentiary was placed on lockdown Wednesday evening following a fight between two inmates.

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation public information officer Michelle Linster tells the Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/1lxSKLi ) that the facility was locked down immediately after an inmate assaulted another inmate just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Linster says the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and the incident is under investigation.

She did not release the inmates' names.

The lockdown is keeping prisoners in their cells and suspending visitation.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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