Prison violence angers union representing New York’s corrections officers

The union representing New York’s Corrections Officers is speaking out about violence in New York’s prisons.

It comes after two fights broke out within minutes of each other at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility.

It started with four inmates throwing punches, which officers had to break up with pepper spray, said the union.

Two inmates attacked a third minutes later, cutting him in his face with a sharpened chicken bone, the union said.

The injured inmate also reportedly charged an officer. There was also another fight later that evening.

All inmates face disciplinary action.