Apr 14, 2010 12:33 PM by Associated Press

Small group takes over section of private prison

A small group of Alaska inmates took over a section of the privately owned Hudson Correctional Facility during a prison disturbance overnight.

No injuries were reported in the disturbance that happened late Tuesday or early Wednesday at the prison owned by Cornell Companies Inc. Company spokesman Charles Seigel says the disturbance
involving about eight inmates has been brought under control. The group damaged sprinklers, setting off a fire alarm. Additional details were not immediately available.

Cornell opened the 1,250-bed medium security prison in November and houses about 1,000 inmates from Alaska.

The Colorado Department of Corrections, which oversees private prisons in the state, has sent six investigators to the prison Wednesday.


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