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RIOT INJURES INMATES IN PRIVATELY RUN PRISON

Several hundred prisoners rioted at a privately run prison in southern Colorado, setting fires and leaving more than a dozen people injured before the uprising was quelled early Wednesday, authorities said.

No guards were hurt, but an inmate with multiple stab wounds was airlifted to a Pueblo hospital, where his condition was unknown, a state corrections official said.

Another inmate was shot in the foot by guards using rubberized bullets to quell the five-hour riot at the medium-security Crowley County Correctional Facility. It started late Tuesday in the recreation yard and grew to involve several hundred prisoners.

Four of the prison's five inmate living units were uninhabitable because of broken windows, fire, smoke and water damage, and a vocational greenhouse burned to the ground, officials said.

In all, 13 inmates were taken to hospitals, according to an official with Nashville, Tenn.,-based Corrections Corp. of America, which owns the prison.

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