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Old 05-31-2007, 08:36 AM
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I haven't heard anything either since Monday. I found this article in the Lompoc Record which explains what happened:...

Three inmates hurt in prison fight

By Luis Ernesto Gomez/Staff Writer

The low-security section of the U.S. Penitentiary in Lompoc remained locked down Wednesday after three inmates suffered minor injuries in a fight Sunday night, a prison spokesman said.
The lockdown will continue until an investigation is completed, spokesman Erwin Meinberg said.
No staff members were injured, he added.

Meinberg declined to release the names of the inmates and the extent of their injuries, but said they were treated at the Lompoc District Hospital and released shortly after.

Several inmates were involved in a series of fights that broke out at two of the housing units in the low-security section around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, he said.

“As a precautionary measure, the low- and medium-security institutions were placed on lockdown,” he said. The medium-security area was taken off lockdown Tuesday, he added.

Meinberg declined to release details of the incident, including how many inmates were involved and whether any makeshift weapons were used and said officials “have an idea of what happened, but it's under investigation.”

During a lockdown, inmates are not allowed out of their “housing units,” and their work and educational programs are temporarily suspended, he explained.

He said the Lompoc complex has three different levels of security - minimal, low and medium.

The most recent riot at the Lompoc complex happened in June 2003 when a group of inmates allegedly attacked prison staff - including correctional officers, food employees and a chaplain - and caused more than $20,000 of property damage, according to newspaper accounts at the time.

Federal prosecutors reportedly charged eight prisoners with rioting, assaulting federal officers and destruction of federal property.

April 3 also marked 10 years after an inmate allegedly killed a correctional officer at the complex in 1997.

Inmate Roy Green allegedly used a makeshift knife to kill Scott Williams, 29, during a fight that also injured four other officers.

Prosecution in Green's case is still pending.

Luis Ernesto Gomez can be reached at 739-2218, or lgomez@

lompocrecord.com

May 31, 2007


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Originally Posted by Sistah
It's now Wednesday and haven't heard a thing for two days. Anyone have any latest news on Lompoc?
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Sistah
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