Undersheriff: Cibola County prison inmates holding peaceful protest in recreation yard

Posted at: 03/27/2013 2:50 PM
By: KOB.com staff

About 250 inmates at the private Cibola County Correctional Center were reportedly being "non-compliant" to guard’s orders and gathered in the prison’s recreation yard for several hours Wednesday. 

The Cibola County undersheriff tells KOB the inmates are "being peaceful."

The unrest began at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and was continuing at least through 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Law enforcement called to set up outside the scene include New Mexico State Police, Grants Police, Milan Police and the Cibola County Sheriff’s Department, as well as guards from other prisons.

The Cibola County Correctional Center is all-male, minimum-security facility with 1129 beds run by the Corrections Corporation of America.

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