THREE RIVERS – A Thursday night altercation among inmates at the federal prison in Three Rivers resulted in minor injuries to a few prisoners and a few staff members, as well as a facility lockdown that continued into this week, authorities said.
The cause of the fight remains under investigation. A prison official said Monday the facility will remain on lockdown as authorities attempt to locate all the inmates involved.
The Feb. 27 incident at the males-only medium security Federal Correctional Institution Three Rivers (operated by Federal Bureau of Prisons) began about 8 p.m. when several inmates started fighting within the facility for unspecified reasons, reports show.
Four inmates sustained “non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure,” stated a news release issued by facility officials.
All four of those inmates have since returned to the institution, officials said.
Additionally, three staff members sustained minor injuries during this incident, reports show
“The institution remains secure and has been placed on lockdown status,” the release, issued Friday afternoon, shows. “All inmates were accounted for, and at no time was the public in danger. “