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Inmates hospitalized after Elmore prison brawl

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A large fight at a state penitentiary in Elmore left eight inmates injured Sunday.

Brian Corbett, spokesman for the Alabama Department of Corrections, says the fight broke out Sunday night at the Elmore Correctional Facility on Marion Spillway Rd.

According to Corbett, eight inmates were sent to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery and three were admitted to the hospital for further treatment. He could not provide any details on their injuries.

The brawl was isolated to one of the prison dormitories and involved only inmates. No corrections officers were injured. The officers responded and regained control of the dorm, putting an end to the skirmish.

The incident is still under investigation as officials work to determine who started the fight and exactly how many inmates were involved.

No other details were released. It is unclear what sparked the riot.

According to the Department of Corrections website, Elmore Correctional Facility originated as a temporary institution in 1981 using modular units for dormitories and a permanently constructed dining hall. During July 1991, three dormitories were constructed with a capacity for 300 inmates each.

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