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Room still on lockdown after latest Burnside violence

A day-room was still on lockdown yesterday following another violentincident at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.


A day-room was still on lockdown yesterday following another violent incident at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.

An inmate is recovering from potentially life-threatening injuries he sustained from a fight at the jail.

Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said officers were dispatched to the jail Friday at 4:16 a.m. — several hours after the fight happened.

“We are compiling a list of people we believe may be involved,” he said.

“We have a couple leads that we’re following.”

Palmeter said the 39-year-old inmate suffered head injuries, but couldn’t offer more details of what happened or what motivated the fight.

Department of Justice spokeswoman Donna Chislett said yesterday a lockdown in the unit where the fight happened was now only for one day-room as staff continue to investigate.


- with files from The Canadian Press

 
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