Seven inmates injured in fight at Utah State Prison in Draper

Utah State Prison in Draper. Photo: Wikipedia

DRAPER, Utah, Jan. 10, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A fight among inmates at Utah State Prison in Draper injured seven, with one ending up in the hospital Friday night.

Department of Corrections spokesperson Kaitlin Felsted said seven offenders were involved in an altercation at the facility, and six sustained only minor injuries.

“One was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” she told Gephardt Daily. No other information was available regarding the type or extent of injuries.

Felsted said the incident started between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., and “the staff responded and got things under control quickly.”

The cause of the fight isn’t yet known, nor is it known if any type of weapon was involved. Felsted said those details are part of the investigation, which is currently underway.

Gephardt Daily will update this story when more information becomes available.

3 COMMENTS

  1. What happened to “the level of violence has gone down.”? As family members we won’t know for weeks if our inmates have been injured. The tell us nothing. The UDC lies.

  2. I talked with my son,from what I understand they are purposely letting these people out to hurt each other,like dog fights! What’s going on at the prison? Are the people in charge that inhumane?

  3. the prison is a joke you think you loved ones are going to be safe an then you hear different. theres got to be someone that can make a change for them inmates. or a way the inmates can have a voice with out getting killed cause they talked about whats going on

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