BOISE, Idaho — State officials have asked the Ada County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a disturbance at a southwest Idaho men’s prison involving two gangs that resulted in five inmates being sent to a local hospital for treatment.
The Idaho Department of Correction on Friday says 17 inmates at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution took part in the disturbance that began at about 4 p.m. Thursday.
The agency says none of the injuries to the inmates are life-threatening, and that no prison staff members were injured.
The agency declined to release the names of the gangs involved, citing the ongoing investigation.
The Idaho Maximum Security Institution is a 549-bed maximum security men’s prison south of Boise in Kuna.