The Kansas Department of Corrections says a lockdown at the Lansing Correctional Facility was lifted Tuesday. Four separate attacks on staff members Thursday led to a lockdown of the maximum security unit. That meant all programs and visitation in the maximum security section of the prison were canceled.
Adam Pfannenstiel, with the Department of Corrections, says four staff members suffered minor injuries in the attacks last week.
“Any time something like this happens, obviously we take it very seriously. The lockdown was put in place for the safety and security of our staff members but also for our inmates, as well,” says Pfannenstiel.
Officials are now investigating the four incidents, which Pfannenstiel says appear to be unrelated.
“However, we want to make sure we review any security footage, talk to appropriate individuals to gather whatever information is necessary. If there would be some sort of relation, we need to make sure we address it as necessary,” says Pfannenstiel.
The four inmates involved in the attacks have been moved to restricted housing while the investigation is ongoing.