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Maximum Security Inmates at Boyd Detention Center Started Fires, Riot
By huntingtonnews.net
Published: 08/21/2017

Catlettsburg, KY- On Saturday at approximately 11:30pm, a small riot occurred at the Boyd County Detention Center which was contained to 1 cell block. Ten maximum security inmates, all of whom had violent charges including murder, attempted murder, robbery, assault, and other violent crimes, had fought with two deputies, forcing them to retreat and wait for backup.

The deputies involved were unable to close the cell door before inmates forced their way out, but inmates were still contained in a secure hallway. While contained in the hallway, inmates stacked blankets, mail, toilet paper, and other flammable items against both entry doors and set them on fire.

Additional deputy jailers, police officers, sheriff's deputies, EMS and fire personnel from Boyd, Greenup, and Carter counties and the Kentucky State Police arrived to assist. A plan was implemented, entry was made into the hallway where the inmates were rioting. The fires were extinguished and deputy jailers were able to regain control of the inmates, who were restrained and removed from the area.

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