Crime

Lompoc Prison is secure after late night inmate fight

Nine inmates and three staff sent to hospital

LOMPOC, Calif. - Nine inmates and three staff members from the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution required medical care after multiple inmates got into a fight, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at around 9:00 p.m. multiple inmates were seen fighting at the FCI. Staff reportedly contained the incident quickly but not before nine inmates and staff were injured. All suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The FBI was notified of the incident and the prison is on limited operational status, according to the Department of Justice. 

"[The institution] will return to full operational status as soon as possible. At no time was the public in danger," said the U.S. Department of Justice in a statement.

The FCI is a low-security facility at the Federal Correctional Complex that houses approximately 1,300 male offenders in Lompoc. 


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