2 injured Kansas corrections officers still not back to work

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – 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.

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