Several inmates injured in melee at state prison in Tucson

Several inmates injured in melee at state prison in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - At least three inmates were injured in a brawl at a state prison in Tucson late Wednesday, July 10, authorities said.

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, it happened in the prison's recreation yard around 7 p.m.

The incident was in the medium-custody Santa Rita Unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.

ADOC said 75 inmates were in the yard at the time, but only a handful were involved in the fight.

Correctional officers responded, ended the fight and were not injured.

ADOC said three inmates were treated for minor injuries and the fight started over a theft.

The inmates involved in the fight and theft will face disciplinary charges.

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