December 24th, 2010
04:37 AM ET

8 inmates injured in Arizona prison melee

Eight men were hospitalized Thursday after a melee among about 180 inmates in the lunchroom of an Arizona prison, authorities said.

The incident occurred at the Red Rock Correctional Facility in Eloy, Arizona, said senior patrol Officer Michael Andonie of the Eloy Police Department.

The prison is a private facility in central Arizona, owned by Corrections Corporation of America, Andonie said

Most of the hospitalized inmates suffered head injuries, Andonie said

The police spokesman said he did not know what caused the fight.


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  1. Fraggle rock

    United States of hypocrites is the new name of this so called not great country

    December 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fraggle rock

    It is always a pleasure to see a blackman get over oh that judge was also black its good to see the tables get turned BLACK POWER!

    December 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    @s/n Me...exactly. People in this blog are looking down their noses at imprisoned Americans while at the same time cheating on their taxes, a deed that can land you in prison. The only thing keeping those who fail to report cash income to the IRS out of prison is sheer luck. (that and the government isn't finished testing the RF tags they purchased from Alien Technologies, inc. that will make tracking cash as easy as tracking credit-cards. Wal-Mart is even testing them to track shoplifted items, and to replace cashiers. In the near future you will be able to fill your cart at Wal-Mart and just leave. The RF tags (microscopic in size) will trigger sensors at the door, and your account will automatically be deducted the amount in your cart. wal-Mart cashiers should start seeking other means of employment.

    December 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Africlan

    Racism is fun never dull u can bring racism into a conversation about candy and see how crazy it will get

    December 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    How true, you tattood nappy headed ho.

    December 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GaGa

    @cesar...go away you annoying troll

    December 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    I would love to find out the cause of this prison "melee"...and by the way, at what point does a "melee" and become a "riot"? When someone dies?

    Just wondering.

    December 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sh~t

    Ahhh racism a never boring subject

    December 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    @Phil: Kinda true, but I would think that most people would be scared to cheat.

    December 24, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @GaGa: Don't be mad at me cuz Fraggle rock told you off. Thank you.

    December 24, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    @Fraggle rock: Don't waste your time, that idiot is brain frozen.

    December 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    I cannot read a post that is just one long, run-on sentence anymore. It has given me a headache.

    Merry Christmas, all!

    December 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. gary

    CCA needs to hire trained professionals. This MICKEY MOUSE company is going to create alot off violence among the prison population unless they change there prison staff.

    December 25, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. LineGrant

    Why so much hate n racist comments on the internet? Can we all get along? Crime/violence @ such young age, fathers r mising in the homes, no orders in the homes, children raising themselves, they need love, then they look @ some quick fix....CHILDREN R THE BLESSINGS FROM GOD, PEOPLE. WAKE UP..

    December 25, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
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