After the inmate standoff, extensive damage was left behind at the Massachusetts jail, as shown in new photographs. After a chaotic dispute among inmates broke out at a Massachusetts jail a week ago, authorities on Monday published dozens of images that show the significant damage that was left behind at the facility as a result of the incident.
convicts at the Bristol County House of Corrections refused to leave their living units on Friday, which led to a standoff that lasted for six hours, according to Sheriff Paul Heroux. The Dartmouth facility was undergoing renovations to make it more suicide resistant, and the convicts refused to leave their housing quarters so that they could be moved into new units.
Photos that were distributed by Heroux’s office showed broken windows, shattered windows, toppled chairs, broken fans, toilet paper rolls strewn about, torn up blankets, destroyed toilets, broken beds, trash-covered floors, damaged door frames, discarded fire extinguishers, documents thrown everywhere, bent pieces of metal, towels hanging from the ceiling, smashed electronics, holes in the wall, and a variety of makeshift weapons.
Heroux reported that between seventy-five and eighty inmates became restless during the trip and were responsible for as much as two hundred thousand dollars worth of damage.
The insurrection began at approximately 9:40 in the morning after some convicts in two different housing units refused to leave their designated areas throughout the process. According to Heroux, the detainees had compiled a list of requirements by 11:30 in the morning.
The tweets linked below show more insights about the matter:
According to Heroux, he provided a written response to a list of demands made by detainees. After Heroux reported that the inmates tore up the piece of paper that contained his response, the responding crews then made the choice to enter the housing units where the inmates were being housed.
“The COs shutting things down, backing out, and condoning off that housing unit, that kept us from having a true riot. Other than that it was just damage.”
The commotion resulted in a path of destruction, although no members of the staff or the convicts were ever held hostage at any point according to Boston 25 Now.
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As a direct consequence of this, close to twenty offenders who were considered to be “ringleaders” were expelled from the prison and transferred to various county jails located across the state. The minimum security jail is home to approximately 600 individuals at any given time.
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