Authorities say 22 inmates involved in Iowa prison yard fight

Authorities say 22 inmates were involved in a prison fight at an eastern Iowa prison.

Posted: May 18, 2018 6:08 AM

ANAMOSA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say 22 inmates were involved in a prison fight at an eastern Iowa prison.

The Iowa Corrections Department says the fighting began around 7:45 a.m. Thursday in the main yard at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa. Several prison staffers soon responded and took control of the situation, which lasted little more than a minute.

The department says none of the staffers was injured, and no inmates reported serious injuries.

The prison has further restricted inmate movement.

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