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Springhill prison locked down following incident on Monday

The prison in Springhill is in iockdown following an incident there on Monday afternoon when a group of inmates refused to return to their cells.
The prison in Springhill is in iockdown following an incident there on Monday afternoon when a group of inmates refused to return to their cells.

SPRINGHILL – Inmates are back in their cells but the Springhill Institution is still in lockdown following a disturbance on Monday.

At approximately 1 p.m. a group of inmates refused to return to their cells. Institution officials were able to get the remaining inmates back in their cells, but it wasn’t until several hours later that the remaining 19 were put back in their cells.
“We’ve been working through the situation throughout the afternoon and approximately an hour and a half ago we were able to end the situation,” assistant warden Shannon Oickle said. “Everyone is back in their cells, but they’re going to stay locked down until we figure out what happened.”
There are approximately 400 inmates at the medium-security institution.
One inmate was injured and taken to hospital outside the institution and his next of kin have been notified. Oickle could not comment on the extent of his injuries.
“That’s a serious situation when inmates refuse to comply,” she said.
The prison will remain in lockdown until further notice. During a lockdown, inmates are restricted to their cells and their food and medication is taken to them.
All visits and programs are also suspended while the prison is in lockdown.
The incident remains under investigation.
 

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