U.S. Penitentiary Inmate Brawl in Jonesville

Locally in the news, is the press release from officials connected to the United States Penitentiary in Jonesville, Virginia regarding the initiation of an internal investigation into the matter of inmates brawling. According to the released information, the incident involved multiple inmates, with one inmate injured and requiring offsite medical care.
Following the incident, the inmates were confined to their housing units and the entire facility was placed on “Limited Operational Status.” The FBI was notified of the incident and alerted to the fact that there has been an internal investigation initiated.
The facility is considered a High Security Penitentiary and currently houses 1,469 male offenders. The staff immediately responded to the incident and secured the facility’s inmates. Officials went on to give their assurance that no staff, nor any additional inmates had been injured and that at no time was the public in any danger.


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