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USP Leavenworth on Lockdown

From Kansas City’s KMBC comes word of a lockdown at USP Leavenworth following an outbreak of disturbances:


The United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., was placed on lockdown Saturday after fights broke out.

Prison officials said there were three fights in one of the housing units, and two large groups gathered on the recreation yard. The Federal Bureau of Prisons said staff members were able to bring the situation under control.

“No staff were injured and there were minor injuries sustained to a small number of inmates,” according to a news release.

Officials said that at no time was security breached.

Inmates remain locked in their cells. All programs, including visiting, have been suspended while the facility remains in lockdown status, officials said.

The investigation into the incidents continues.