ABC has obtained a video of a prison fight on Rikers Island.
The fight took place on August 5. Eleven inmates were injured, and 5 seriously, according to ABC.
The Department of Corrections, in a statement obtained by Gothamist, said that "while the housing unit was fully staffed--and a considerable number of staff and supervisors on post in the jail and on Rikers Island responded--there is every indication that this situation could have been handled differently and that this incident went on far too long."
The DOC is investigating the incident. One DOC officer was injured during the melee.
According to ABC, the fight went on for over an hour.
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