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March 29, 2012

2 staffers hurt during prison disturbance

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two private prison employees were injured when force was used against an inmate after a brief altercation with staff members.

Davis Correctional Facility spokesman Bryan Yandell said in an email Wednesday that the Holdenville prison was placed on lockdown after the incident occurred Tuesday in the inmate living area.

Yandell says two prison employees who responded to the incident were hurt and treated for non-life threatening injuries during the use of force. Yandell didn't specify the injuries or the type of force used, no were the names of the workers or the prisoner involved released.

He says officials are reviewing what happened.

Davis Correctional Facility is a 1,600-bed, medium- and maximum-security prison for male inmates in southern Oklahoma. It is owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America.

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