Kansas prison in Lansing placed on lockdown after fight

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Published: Jul. 16, 2022 at 12:32 PM CDT
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LANSING, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas prison in Lansing was placed on lockdown after a fight among inmates sent one prisoner to the hospital and left at least three corrections employees injured.

The incident happened about 7 p.m. Friday in a section of the facility that houses violent offenders.

A state Department of Corrections spokesman confirmed that the hospitalized inmate was stabbed.

The rest of the facility had been placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

A tactical unit was deployed during the altercation and additional staffing brought in from other facilities. Officials say all men had returned to their cells “with minimal resistance” by about 10:30 p.m.

Lansing is the state’s largest and oldest prison for adult men.

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