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Prisoner unrest at Chippewa Correctional Facility
September 14, 2020
Contact: Chris Gautz, 517-256-3790
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Officers responded to the incident and deployed a taser on one of the prisoners involved in the fight. That prisoner was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.
After the ambulance left, prisoners in the unit left their cells and approached the officer station and the officers were able to exit safely.
All staff are safe and accounted for.
Since that time prisoners have been in control of the unit.
U.S. Border Patrol was contacted and has been providing additional perimeter security. The MDOC’s emergency response team was activated and has been able to contain the prisoners inside the unit and all other units and prisoners are locked in. The Michigan State Police has also been notified and is on-site.