maximum-security prison in Agassiz, B.C. is locked down

AGASSIZ, B.C. – A maximum-security prison in Agassiz, B.C. is locked down today after a prisoner protest that began Friday morning.

Kent Institution spokeswoman Whitney Mullin says prisoners refused to return to their cells to protest a prison program.

Mullin says negotiators were brought in with prisoners eventually returning to cells early today.

An emergency response team was called to the prison and remains on-scene.

Mullin says the lockdown will continue until management determines the situation is safe.

No one was injured in the incident at the institution that houses 247 inmates at the facility 120 kilometres east of Vancouver.

source: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2008/09/27/6904446-cp.html

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