8 inmates hospitalized after Florida prison fight

January 25, 2009 3:51:04 PM PST
A spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons says eight male inmates have been taken to a hospital after a "large-scale fight" at a federal prison northwest of Orlando. Spokeswoman Traci Billingsley says the fight broke out in the recreation yard serving a high-security prison building at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex. Billingsley says no staff workers were seriously injured. She had no immediate information on the condition of the inmates.

The Orlando Regional Medical Center confirms that seven people were hospitalized.

The prison has four units that house low-, medium- and high-security inmates.

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