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Reports: Jail altercation in Kansas sparked by mealtime rule


February 14, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An altercation involving 20 inmates at a Kansas prison in which five correctional officers were injured lasted just two minutes before the situation was deemed "controlled," investigative reports show.

Details of the Feb. 4 melee at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility emerged in a trove of inmate disciplinary reports, use-of-force reports, investigative narratives, emails and other information obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request. Those accounts show the large disturbance began at 5:58 p.m., and that there were no inmates hurt or damage to...

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