Unit at Silverdale correctional facility remains on lockdown Sunday after altercation

Silverdale Detention Center was on lockdown Sunday, March 25, 2018, after an "inmate-on-inmate altercation Saturday night.

A unit at Silverdale correctional facility remained on lockdown Sunday after an inmate-on-inmate altercation Saturday night.

"Inmates in the unit where the incident took place will remain in their cells with limited, escorted movement until further notice," spokeswoman Nikole Kanavos said in an email Sunday afternoon.

Two inmates were taken off-site for medical treatment of injuries that were not life threatening after the altercation that took place at around 9 p.m. They have since returned.

photo Silverdale correctional facility is shown in this Oct. 25, 2017, staff file photo

A third inmate also was injured, but that inmate was not transported off-site for treatment. No injuries to staff members were reported.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Matt Lea said Sunday that sheriff's investigators continue to work with the personnel at CoreCivic, the private prison contractor that has managed Silverdale since 1984, to investigate the incident.