Large fight at Telfair State Prison

HELENA - Law enforcement from Telfair and surrounding counties were called Monday night to Telfair State Prison where a large number of inmates were involved in a fight.

Department of Correction officials say that rumors that prison guards were stabbed and the prison was over taken by inmates is not true. A spokesperson told us by phone that no prison staff members were hurt and that a riot did not break out.

Two dorms are on lock down, officials say. A DOC spokesperson would not comment on whether or not riot police were brought in, but witnesses describe a large law enforcement presence on the ground and helicopters in the air.

As of 10:30, we were told law enforcement had left the scene.

Officials would not say if any inmates were hurt in the fight or what started the brawl. We're working to gather that information,

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