Three Inmates Hurt After 'Disturbance' At Arkansas Prison

Sep 15, 2017

File photo of Arkansas State Police at an entrance to the Cummins Unit in April 2017.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

An Arkansas official says three inmates who were injured in a disturbance at a state prison have returned to the facility after being treated at area hospitals.

Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves says the three inmates who were hospitalized after Thursday night's disturbance at the Cummins Unit in Grady had swelling to the face. The department said Friday that inmates in a single housing area within the prison broke windows and damaged surveillance equipment.

Graves says the disturbance lasted approximately two hours, and that the inmates involved were restricted to an area around the barracks. No officers were injured in the disturbance.

The incident was the latest in a series of recent disturbances at Arkansas' prisons that have prompted multiple investigations.