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INMATE FIGHTS: Newton Prison Lockdown

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Inmates at the correctional facility in Newton spent Friday on lockdown.

Officials say the put the lockdown in effect at 10 a.m. after several fights involving 15 inmates in the recreation yard.

One staff member suffered scrapes on his arms and several others had to be treated for exposure to chemical agents as the fights were broken up.

None of the injuries are considered serious.

No inmates were injured in the altercations either.