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Inmates Win $600,000 Settlement For Colorado Riot

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DENVER (AP) — Nearly 200 inmates have won a $600,000 settlement for the way they were treated during a riot at a Colorado prison in 2004.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that 13 inmates were hospitalized after the riot at a private prison east of Pueblo. Prisoners were dragged through water and left to sit, soaked, in their cells as guards quelled the disturbance.

The prison is operated by Corrections Corp. of America and houses inmates from Colorado, Wyoming and Washington state. The riot started when prisoners from Washington protested serving time far from their families and the treatment of an 18-year-old inmate who was placed in solitary confinement.

The settlement was announced Wednesday by lawyers for the inmates. They displayed court documents indicating that prison officials had been warned conditions were ripe for a riot.

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