Walla Walla prison units on lockdown

Washington Corrections Department officials say four units of the State Penitentiary at Walla Walla remain on lockdown a day after three correctional officers were injured in an altercation with multiple inmates.

Spokeswoman Shari Hall said late Wednesday that preliminary reports indicate Tuesday’s assault was gang-related. She said the three officers suffered “significant injuries.” They have been released from a hospital and are recovering at home.

No inmates were seriously injured. Hall said earlier that nine inmates from the prison’s West Complex were segregated after the incident.

The West Complex is a close-custody unit that houses about 800 offenders, including the prison’s gang units.  (AP)

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