4 units still locked down at Walla Walla prison

By the Tri-City HeraldDecember 13, 2012 

WALLA WALLA -- A Washington state Corrections Department spokeswoman says four units of the Washington State Penitentiary remain on lockdown a day after three correctional officers were injured in an altercation with multiple inmates.

Spokeswoman Shari Hall said late Wednesday that preliminary reports indict Tuesday's assault was gang-related.

She says the three officers suffered "significant injuries." They have been released from a hospital and are recovering at home.

No inmates were seriously injured. Hall said earlier that nine inmates from the prison's West Complex were segregated after the incident.

The West Complex is a close-custody unit that houses about 800 offenders, including the prison's gang units.

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service