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Seven prisoners hurt in Coxsackie fight, according to corrections officiers union

May 04, 2023 1:03 am

Roger Hannigan Gilson reports in the Times Union that the New York State Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association claims that seven prisoners at Coxsackie Correctional Facility were hurt in an April 23 fight they say was the result of gang rivalries. Two of the prisoners were pepper sprayed, according to the union, to stop the fight. In all, seven prisoners received minor injuries and were treated at the infirmary, one slashed by a sharpened chicken bone. The union did not report any injuries of corrections officers. The union's press release about the fight includes denouncing recent a law passed limiting solitary confinement in prisons to 15 days. But the press release does not specify how the fight was started by the law, or would not have happened without the law. Read more about this story in the Times Union.

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