E. Ore. prison ends lockdown caused by fighting

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The state prison at Pendleton says it's operating normally after an inmate brawl and a lockdown.

The East Oregonian (http://bit.ly/nkWfb9 ) reported that fighting at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution began Wednesday afternoon in a dining room and spilled onto the West Compound.

Corrections officers said they used pepper spray to break it up and took 13 inmates to the Disciplinary Segregation Unit, known as "the hole." The prison said a few inmates suffered minor injuries.

The medium-security prison curtailed visits, work, classes and programs, but said Friday it had returned to its normal operating routines as of midnight.

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Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info