2 injured Kansas corrections officers still not back to work following prison disturbance

Published: Feb. 6, 2020 at 9:45 PM CST
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A prison official says two of the five correctional officers who were hurt during a disturbance last week at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility remain off work Monday.

No details are being released as to the injuries, but authorities say no weapons were involved.

The Feb. 4 incident prompted a prison lockdown at the time and cancellation of last weekend's visitation to its central unit.

The investigation is ongoing as to what sparked the melee that occurred during dinnertime as a group of inmates were leaving the chow hall.

About 20 inmates were placed in restrictive housing after the disturbance.


Five correctional officers were battered during an inmate disturbance at Hutchinson Correctional Facility on Tuesday.

The Kansas Department of Corrections said the inmates involved were identified and placed in Restrictive Housing under investigation. The injured officers were treated for their injuries.

Due to the disturbance, weekend visitation will be canceled for the Central Unit only, beginning Feb. 8.

"The correctional facility is taking the proactive measure of suspending visitation privileges for the safety and security of staff and inmates," said the KDOC.

Warden Schnurr said the facility will re-evaluate its ability to resume its normal visitation schedule early next week.

Visitation at Hutchinson Correctional Facility, East and South Unit will proceed as normal.

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