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3 Hawaii Jail Guards Hospitalized After Inmates Attack

Guards at a Hawaii correctional center have been hospitalized after being attacked by a group of inmates who were being taken to receive their medication.

AP; US News & World ReportOct. 2, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) — Guards at a Hawaii correctional center have been hospitalized after being attacked by a group of inmates who were being taken to receive their medication.

Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2yRWQ8b ) that three guards at the Oahu Community Correctional Center suffered facial and head injuries Saturday night after being attacked by about 18 inmates. The area where the attack occurred was immediately placed on lock down.

Correctional center Director Nola Espinda says he is relieved the situation ended without a major incident. He says the guards are doing OK.

Officers were initially able to identify seven of the inmates involved in the attack.

Criminal and internal investigations are under way.

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