Inmates take over prison section, officers regain control

    Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward.

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Department of Corrections says 62 prisoners took control of a section of the maximum security Spring Creek Correctional Center.

    Corrections officers regained full control Wednesday morning in Seward after about nine hours.

    The prisoners at 9 p.m. Tuesday barricaded the entry to their section and began destroying property.

    Response teams from Kenai and Anchorage arrived at about 3 a.m.

    The teams forced their way into the barricaded unit.

    No staff or prisoners were injured. The department says every inmate was cleared by medical personnel and decontaminated.

    A department spokeswoman, Sarah Gallagher, did not immediately respond to questions about what prompted the disturbance.

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