5 inmates taken to hospital after prison fight


SPRINGVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Five inmates were taken to the hospital after a fight inside an Alabama prison.

Al.com reports St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville was placed on lockdown after the incident.

Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton tells¬†the news organization the disturbance broke out at 6 p.m. Sunday evening inside one of the prison’s dormitories.

The injured inmates were taken to an undisclosed hospital. Horton says he did not know the extent of their injuries.

No corrections officers were harmed.

An investigation is ongoing into what started the fight.

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