3 fed­eral in­mates hurt in fight

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING - Com­piled from staff re­ports

The U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice said three in­mates were in­jured in a fight Thurs­day at the Fed­eral Cor­rec­tional In­sti­tu­tion in Bas­trop.

Of­fi­cials said that about 30 in­mates were in­volved in the fight, which be­gan about 12:15 p.m. In­mates were fight­ing in two hous­ing units be­fore the units were locked down, ac­cord­ing to the Jus­tice Depart­ment. Three in­mates suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

Visi­ta­tion was can­celed by fed­eral au­thor­i­ties un­til fur­ther no­tice. The in­ci­dent re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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