Inmates briefly take control of unit at facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: What happened

No prisoners escaped in ordeal

KINCHELOE, Mich. – Inmates at the Chippewa Correctional Facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula took control of a unit for several hours late Sunday night into Monday morning.

At approximately 10:25 p.m. Sunday, there was a three-prisoner fight in a level two housing unit at the prison.

Officers responded to the incident and deployed a taser on one of the prisoners involved in the fight. That prisoner was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was medically cleared and later discharged back into Michigan Department of Corrections' custody.

After the ambulance left, prisoners in the unit left their cells and approached the officer station and the officers were able to exit safely.

Just before 4 a.m. Monday, facility staff and ERT members swiftly moved into the unit and secured all prisoners into their cells.

U.S. Border Patrol and the Michigan State Police assisted in the effort to take back control of the unit.

The Chippewa Correctional Facility has been open since 1989 and houses all male prisoners.


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