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Staff, inmates injured in Herlong prison melees

Monday, July 28 — Eight staff members and seven inmates were injured at the Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong during a series of fights that broke out in various parts of the institution about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27.

Two staff members were treated for their injuries and released from a local hospital, and seven inmates were also treated and released.

According to a press release from FCI, Herlong, “The incident was successfully contained by the quick response of staff. The institution is secure, and all inmates have been accounted for. At no time was the public in danger, and the incident is under investigation.”

The Federal Correctional Institution houses medium-security level inmates and is located about 50 miles north of Reno, Nevada.


+2 #4 California Dreamin 2014-08-01 05:55
I was there at visit and actually felt bad for the CO's that were injured. Some CO's are complete rude assholes and some are very down to earth and actually greet you with a hello, how are you and a smile. I hope the lockdown doesn't last too long but it is what it is..
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+6 #3 Lassen Man 2014-07-30 16:07
The FCI has been operating under 10 years and up to this point, It has been rather quiet. However ! Like any other prison, It will continue to be a prison and the Correctional Officers have their lives at hand every day they report for duty. They are there to protect us and keep criminals from harming them and other criminals. So it is like a double edge sword of a job for them.
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+9 #2 rhondaheart 2014-07-29 18:51
the people that continuously blame the CO'S for the inmates Criminal behavior inside -like a prison term makes it stop all of a sudden are the same people that would never attempt to take the job as a CO-walk a shift in their shoes...then judge-
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-10 #1 Leilani Rose 2014-07-29 05:57
That's what happens when you serve beans and weenies on meatloaf night, and the CO's are watching ESPN Sports Night!
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