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Updated Feb 20, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Riot reported at prison near Buckeye, Ariz.

PHOENIX — A riot was reported at a prison near Buckeye, Ariz. on Thursday.

The prison was placed on lockdown after a brawl broke out between several dozen inmates about 4 p.m. in a medium-security area at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Lewis.

Three inmates were injured in the fracas. No staff was injured.

The riot was originally reported by the Phoenix Fire Department’s dispatch.

As a result of the riot, the area will stay on lockdown until at least next week.

Last month, the prison was put on lockdown after an immate allegedly assaulted a Department of Corrections employee. The inmate was subdued using non-lethal ammunition.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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