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4 officers hurt in fight at Md. prison

Friday - 2/8/2013, 11:46pm  ET

JESSUP, Md. (AP) -- Correction officials say four officers were hurt during a fight with inmates at the Jessup Correctional Institution.

A spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says on Thursday, an inmate got into a verbal confrontation with a correctional officer and assaulted him. The spokesman said several other inmates then attacked officers during a brief fight.

The Capital of Annapolis reports (http://bit.ly/UMrZ6Y) that one officer was treated and released at a local hospital; three others were treated by a prison doctor.

The incident is under investigation.

Jessup Correctional Institution is a maximum-security prison.

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Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com


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