Officials: Inmates confined after ‘disturbance’ at NW Fla. prison

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Corrections officials say inmates involved in a “disturbance” at a state prison in Florida’s Panhandle were confined before the holiday weekend.

The News Herald quotes Florida Department of Corrections reports as saying “there was a disturbance involving a number of inmates” Friday morning in the dining hall at the Northwest Florida Reception Center.

Corrections spokeswoman Michelle Glady told the newspaper that one employee at the Chipley prison was assaulted and suffered minor injuries.

Glady said no inmates were injured.

No additional details about the disturbance were released. According to the newspaper, corrections officials said inmates involved in the incident were placed in confinement pending disciplinary review.

Glady said the incident was resolved “due to the quick response of the institution response team.”