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Kentucky prison with Vt. inmates in lockdown

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BEATTYVILLE, Ky. -

Fights and assaults have sent a Kentucky prison full of Vermont inmates into lockdown.

Almost half of Vermont's nearly 500 prisoners in the Beattyville, Ky., facility have been relegated to their cells since Jan. 15, when staff reported the outbreak of violence.

Vermont Digger reports the private prison staff is now trying to find the people responsible for the rash of attacks before lifting the lockdown.

In 2004, Vermont inmates started a major riot at the prison.

The state's contract with the private facility expires next year.

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