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Major Maryland Prison Disturbance Results In A Seriously Injured Inmate

July 21st, 2016 by WCBC Radio

According to AFSCME, the union representing correctional officers, a major disturbance occurred at the Western Correctional Institution (WCI) near Cumberland, Maryland at approximately late Wednesday night around 11:30.

An inmate reportedly to have been seriously injured and taken from the facility to receive emergency medical treatment.

No officers were injured.

About two dozen inmates are alleged to have been involved in the major disturbance. Two housing units at WCI placed on lock down (inmates locked in cells for security reasons). Nearly 30 officers were scrambled from neighboring North Branch Correctional Institution (NBCI) to help restore order at WCI.

The fight apparently was between rival gangs in the prison, the Crips and the Black Guerilla Family, according to AFSCME.

 

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