ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Three corrections officers are recovering after they were attacked by four drunk inmates.
It happened at around 7:30 Monday night at the prison in Los Lunas, when one officer confronted an inmate about his behavior.
That is when another inmate rushed the officer, kicked and punched him in the face.
Three other inmates joined in and two other guards helped break up the fight.
The officers were not seriously hurt.
The corrections department says several of the inmates working kitchen detail had been drinking homemade alcohol.
They hid the contraband and it was not found until after the fight.
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