Operations Back To Normal After 5 Melees In Florida Prisons

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MIAMI (AP) — Officials say Florida’s prison system has resumed normal operations following five recent inmate uprisings at facilities across the state.

Prison spokeswoman Michelle Glady says there were no injuries Monday at Columbia Correctional when about 40 inmates engaged in civil disobedience by refusing officers’ orders and taking control of at least one dorm. She says the incident was quickly brought under control.

The Miami Herald reports the prison remained on lockdown Tuesday.

Since Sept. 8, inmates have caused disturbances at four other prisons. The newspaper reports the most serious incident occurred at Holmes Correctional when 400 inmates destroyed several dorms.

Corrections officials say it’s unclear whether the incidents were part of planned protests marking the 45th anniversary of the riots at Attica Prison in New York.

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