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PRESS RELEASE: Offenders Involved in Fight at Washington State Penitentiary

Released June 24, 2015

Contact Jeremy Barclay , (360) 515-6661

DOC Communications

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Multiple offenders at the Washington State Penitentiary, WSP, were involved in a fight which led to all West Complex Units at the prison going into lockdown.

The fight broke out around 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in a yard at the prison. Two offenders are being treated at a local hospital for injuries sustained in the fight. A third offender is being treated at the prison’s medical facility.

There were no staff injuries.

WSP, located outside Walla Walla, houses 2,439 offenders in maximum, close, medium and minimum security levels.