USP Lee Incident

Multiple fights between a number of inmates at USP Lee resulted in 9 injuries Wednesday evening. Public information officer Mark Ryan reported that the fights began around 6:20 p.m. with staff responding immediately. Eight inmates received treatment at Holston Valley Medical Center for injuries ranging from broken teeth to stab wounds. One correctional officer was treated at Holston Valley for a fractured hand.
Rescue squads from Scott and Lee County responded as well as numerous state police and sheriffs deputies.
The penitentiary will remain on limited operation status pending an investigation.

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