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Jun 2, 2010 6:59 PM

Fight at Kingman state prison injures 8

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - State prison officials are investigating the circumstances of a brawl at a privately run prison in Kingman that left eight inmates injured.

The fight in a minimum security unit of the Arizona State Prison-Kingman involved black and white inmates, some using padlocks wrapped in socks as weapons. Department of Corrections spokesman Barrett Marson says Monday's altercation lasted nearly 45 minutes.

A spokesman for prison operator Management and Training Corporation says no staff members were hurt. Of the eight inmates taken to a hospital, seven were released after treatment and one hospitalized for a non-fight related condition.

The prison remained on lockdown on Wednesday.

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