Mess Hall Altercation Puts Prison Under Lockdown

AVENEL – East Jersey State Prison, located in the Avenel section of Woodbridge, was in lockdown for several hours on Tuesday, according to a report.

Two inmates were injured in an altercation in the mess hall at about 7:30 a.m. on March 12. One inmate suffered a slashing injury and was transported out of the facility for treatment, while the other inmate was treated at the prison.

A prison official said that the injuries were not life-threatening.

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