- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana prison officials say an inmate broke his ankle and two guards received minor injuries in a disturbance and brief work stoppage at the state penitentiary in Angola.

A Department of Corrections news release says two inmates broke out of line as they were heading to assigned work on the prison farm. They attacked two corrections officers. A third inmate lay down and also refused to work. Twenty-seven other inmates then refused to work and were taken back to their cell block.

Officials say Tuesday’s disturbance happened around 8 a.m. and was under control “within minutes.”

Emanuel Williams, a 51-year-old armed robbery convict, broke his ankle. He and two other inmates were segregated from other prisoners after the incident. Officials said the other 27 inmates returned to work Tuesday afternoon.

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