VALPARAISO — A fight Tuesday morning at the Porter County Jail left one inmate so badly injured he had to be transported to an Indianapolis-area hospital for care, the sheriff's department confirmed.
The fight was triggered by a dispute over missing commissary, which are items purchased behind bars, according to police.
The men had to be separated from the brawl at 10:17 a.m., police said. Both men were injured, but only one had to be taken to a hospital and then later transferred to the Indianapolis area for care.
The hospitalized man is listed in stable condition, police said.
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The other male inmate was treated in-house by jail medical staff and "was placed in disciplinary per policy," according to police.
Police did not release the identities of the inmates, citing health care privacy concerns and the ongoing investigation.