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Kingman inmates assault 2 corrections officers

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- The Utah company that operates the Arizona state prison at Kingman said inmates assaulted two corrections officers in a disturbance that was broken up quickly.

Spokesman Issa Arnita of Centerville, Utah-based Management & Training Corp. said fewer than a dozen inmates were involved in the incident Saturday.

The two officers were released from a hospital after treatment for minor injuries.The inmates involved have been taken out of normal housing and placed in detention Arnita said.

He said the Arizona Department of Corrections' criminal investigations unit will investigate the incident for possible criminal proceedings.

A department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for information.

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