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Criminal Justice & Legal System

150 Michigan inmates moved after protest, damage at prison

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steve carmody
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Michigan Radio

KINCHELOE, Mich. (AP) - Michigan correctional officials say about 150 inmates have been moved from an Upper Peninsula prison to other prisons after a protest that led to damage in housing units.

  Officials said in a statement the Saturday morning protest started peacefully, with about 400 prisoners marching in the yard of Kinross Correctional Facility. The protests were intended to coincide with the 45th anniversary of an inmates' rebellion at the Attica prison in western New York that left 32 inmates and 11 workers dead.

  Prison officials say the warden and staff members convinced prisoners to return to their cells. Some inmates smashed sinks, started a small fire and broke at least one window.

  No prisoners or employees were hurt.

  Kinross, which has about 1,200 inmates, is in Chippewa County near Sault Ste. Marie.