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Inmate fight causes Idaho prison lockdown

Part of the Idaho Maximum Security Institution was locked down Saturday following a fight between eight to 10 inmates, according to a release from the Idaho Department of Correction.

The inmates did not stop fighting when told to do so by officers, who instead had to deploy CS gas and sting-ball rounds, according to the release. No inmates or officers were harmed during the scuffle.

The lockdown occurred in the A-3 tier of the facility, which IDOC says houses 64 inmates. The tier will remain on lockdown “at least through the weekend,” officials said, which restricts inmates to their cells.

According to the release, IDOC Director Kevin Kempf has ordered a Serious Incident Review for the fight. Visiting hours for other parts of the facility will continue as usual, IDOC said.

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