Sources at the ACI describe a much more dangerous situation Friday night during a seven-hour standoff with over sixty maximum security inmates than the narrative the McKee administration is trying to control. Our prison sources say a fight broke out around 7:PM when a new inmate to maximum (a gang member) was jumped by other inmates (from a rival gang). When a corrections officer attempted to break up the fight, the CO was punched by one of the gang members, giving him a broken nose, and another CO was injured. As a result of the fight, inmates in the yard were told to come in and there would be a lockdown. That was when all hell broke loose resulting in a seven-hour standoff with over 300 officers arriving at the facility. In the yard, 58 inmates including (murderers doing life) broke into a prison tool shed and armed themselves with hammers, shovels, tools and screw drivers. 58 ACI prisoners in maximum security stood ready in the yard like a scene out of Braveheart, ready for battle against the correctional officers. Sources say some of the prisoners called out the names of officers they wanted to battle with like, ” I got the fat man.” DOC officials briefly considered using CS riot gas, but opted not to because they felt it was too much force. Governor McKee put out a statement three hours into the ordeal, and sources say the Governor was adamant for DOC officials to downplay the incident and ” just say two inmates were fighting,” (as if there would be over 300 DOC officers and a seven-hour standoff over a brief fight). But McKee controls the state police and the DOC so that is ” our story and we are sticking to it.” McKee always falls into the habit of lying when faced with a delicate situation and proceeds to do damage control for weeks afterwards.