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Officials: 7 Inmates to Face Charges After Riot in Facility

Prison Bars

Seven inmates of a Flatwoods jail face charges following a riot in the facility.

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Assistant Secretary Lawrence Messina tells the Exponent Telegram that the inmates have been placed in administrative segregation following last weekend’s incident.

Messina says the inmates damaged the dayroom of their section in the Central Regional Jail. The riot was stopped after jail staff used non-lethal smoke munitions in the dayroom. Members of the State Police Special Operations Division also responded to the incident and helped the jail staff.

Messina says jail officials are continuing to assess the cost of the damage. No staff was injured.

Additional details haven’t been provided.