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Prison gang fight sends inmate to the hospital

Prison gang fight sends inmate to the hospital



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POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN -- A gang fight at the Utah State Prison sent one inmate to the hospital Tuesday.

Corrections officials say a fight broke out between rival gang members in the Oquirrh facility. One inmate was stabbed in the head, chest and neck with a handmade weapon. He was flown to a local hospital, but his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

Three other inmates were injured and treated at the prison.

Authorities aren't saying which gangs were involved or what prompted the fight.

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