Sunday, April 21, 2013
WALLA WALLA – Four units at Washington State Penitentiary's West Complex are on lockdown today after multiple fights broke out Saturday night.
Prison spokeswoman Shari Hall said the fights occurred about 8 p.m. in the outside recreation yards and several prisoners received minor injuries. The cause of the fights is unknown at this time, Hall said in a release.
The West Complex units will remain on lockdown through the weekend while an investigation is conducted. Visits for the West Complex today are cancelled.
The four units contain close-custody inmates, which is the prison's second-highest level of incarceration. The prison houses about 2,200 prisoners in minimum, close and maximum security units.