Fight locks down portion of Washington State Penitentiary

There clearly is something wrong at WA State Pen in Walla Walla, after a fight broke out twice in the last few days. We also got a message from a prisoner who has nothing to do with this fighting, that things have become worse and worse since he has been there the last few years.

See a notice WA DOC gave out about another fight, in Echo unit, WSP, on 2/4/12: here.

See also here at News Tribune (Tricity Herald)

Feb 3rd 2012

A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla has been locked down through the weekend after a fight Tuesday that injured one inmate.

The fight broke out at about 8 p.m. Tuesday in a commons area of one of the prison’s four close-custody living units, which is the prison’s second-highest custody level, the Washington State Department of Corrections said.

The injured inmate’s condition is not known. Another inmate was placed in segregation, DOC said.

No staff members were injured.

Officials said they expect the unit where the assault occurred to remain locked down through the weekend. Three other units at the West Complex that were locked down have been restored to normal operations.

Read the rest here.