|New York inmates disciplined for attacking officers|
|By Associated Press|
Ten former Auburn Correctional Facility inmates have been indicted on felony charges of riot, gang assault and conspiracy in the attack that hurt eight guards almost a year ago.
The inmates have all been moved to other prisons, authorities said. Five pleaded not guilty last Tuesday in Cayuga County (N.Y.) Court. They are Alfredo Davis, 20; Gary Foster, 31; Labre Fulcher, 28; David Ratliff, 27; and Arrello Barnes, 25.
Two are now at Attica prison in western New York, Davis on a burglary conviction and Barnes for murder and robbery. Three are at Upstate Correctional Facility Malone in northern New York, Foster for drug sale and weapon possession, Fulcher for murder and Ratliff for weapon possession.
According to the indictment, shortly before 3:30 p.m. last June 14, three groups of 10 to 15 inmates converged at an officer post in the main prison exercise yard, and 10 inmates attacked officers. Other officers with batons came to their defense and two warning shots were fired before order was restored.
The maximum-security prison, which houses almost 1,800 inmates, was locked down for nine days. The officers' injuries included a broken nose.
Union officials said the attackers were members of a gang. State officials declined to comment on whether the disturbance was gang-related.
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