Pennsylvania Prison Locked Down After 2 Inmates Stabbed

DALLAS, Pa. (AP) – A state prison has been locked down in northeastern Pennsylvania after two inmates were stabbed with homemade weapons during a fight.

Robin Lucas, an assistant to the prison’s superintendent, tells the (Wilkes-Barre) Times-Leader that prison officials quickly ended the dispute Wednesday morning at the State Correctional Institution-Dallas. That’s about 25 miles southwest of Scranton.

She says it’s common for corrections officials to lock down a facility after such a fight. Usually, the facility is swept for other illegal weapons and contraband after such an incident.

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The names of the inmates haven’t been released, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The state police are investigating and will decide whether charges will be filed. The prison is also conducting its own internal investigation into the fight and the weapons involved.

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