Small group takes over section of private Colorado prison |

Small group takes over section of private Colorado prison

HUDSON, Colo. (AP) – A small group of Alaska inmates took over a section of the privately owned Hudson Correctional Facility during a prison disturbance overnight.

No injuries were reported in the disturbance that happened late Tuesday or early Wednesday at the prison owned by Cornell Companies Inc. Company spokesman Charles Seigel says the disturbance involving about eight inmates has been brought under control. The group damaged sprinklers, setting off a fire alarm. Additional details were not immediately available.

Cornell opened the 1,250-bed medium security prison in November and houses about 1,000 inmates from Alaska.

The Colorado Department of Corrections, which oversees private prisons in the state, has sent six investigators to the prison Wednesday. A telephone call seeking comment from Alaska Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt Wednesday was not immediately returned.

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