- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon Corrections Department spokeswoman says a northeast Oregon prison is on lockdown after a fight involving two dozen inmates broke out Wednesday in a housing unit.

Spokeswoman Sherry Iles says Two Rivers Correctional Institution staff quickly stopped the fight.

She says 24 inmates who were involved have been placed in special housing.

Iles says two inmates received outside medical treatment for minor injuries.

Visits have been canceled until further notice.

No word yet on what prompted the fight. Oregon State Police are investigating.

Two Rivers is a medium- and minimum-security facility in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 male inmates.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide