All U.S. federal prisons have been placed on lockdown after an altercation in a federal penitentiary in Texas that left two inmates dead and two injured.
State of play: The four inmates were fighting at a penitentiary in Beaumont, Texas. As a result, the Bureau of Prisons issued a nationwide lockdown “to ensure the good order of our institutions. We anticipate this security measure will be short-lived,” the BOP said in an emailed statement to Axios.
- The lockdown affects the agency’s over 120 federal prisons.
- The BOP said it “will continue to monitor events carefully and will adjust its operations accordingly as the situation evolves.”
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