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GA places 4 prisons on lockdown

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia corrections officials say four prisons have been locked down for security reasons.

Activists say inmates at 11 prisons across the state have been on a peaceful strike seeking better work and living conditions.

The NAACP is urging the federal Bureau of Prisons to investigate the treatment of prisoners during the strike. Georgia NAACP chairman Edward DuBose says prisoners refused to leave their cells and perform their jobs.

Corrections spokeswoman Kristen Stancil said Monday there have been no major incidents at the four facilities that were locked down. She says they will remain that way until an internal investigation and a security review are completed.

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