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Inmates at St. Louis jail set fires   Canadian Politcs

Started Feb-7 by Chomp (Chompsky); 72 views.
Chomp (Chompsky)

From: Chomp (Chompsky)

Feb-7

One corrections officer was attacked and treated at a hospital for his injuries before being released, Long said. No detainees were hurt. Video posted on social media by passersby showed inmates standing near three windows on the fourth floor that had been smashed out. Some carried signs or tossed items, some ablaze, to the sidewalk below. Firefighters used a hose to put out the fires.

Activists have protested conditions at the workhouse for years, but plans to close it have stalled, with backers of keeping it open saying it provides a way to space out inmates amid the pandemic.

Associated Press

Inmates at St. Louis jail set fires, break out windows.


Inmates at a St. Louis jail set fires, caused flooding, broke out fourth-floor windows and tossed a stationary bike, chairs and mattresses outside Saturday in the latest disturbance over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions that have limited visits and stalled court proceedings, officials said. Dozens of law enforcement officers worked for hours before bringing the riot at the St. Louis City Justice Center under control shortly before 10 a.m., a spokesman for Mayor Lyda Krewson, Jacob Long, said. About 115 inmates were involved, said Long, who described the group as “extremely violent and noncompliant" in an interview with The Associated Press.

HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
Sat, February 6, 2021, 9:21 AM

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Chomp (Chompsky)

From: Chomp (Chompsky)

Feb-7

Inmates at St. Louis jail set fires, break out windows over pandemic concerns.


Heather Hollingsworth The Associated Press Staff

Published Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:17PM EST


-More than 100 inmates at a St. Louis jail revolted on Saturday morning, setting things on fire.

-The riot started after an inmate got into an altercation with a corrections officer.

-Inmates got control of the locks and set other detainees free, who jumped the officer.

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https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/inmates-at-st-louis-jail-set-fires-break-out-windows-over-pandemic-concerns-1.5298631

The inmate's family visits have been restricted, and they are acting out and that is the current situation.

Activists have protested conditions at the workhouse for years, but plans to close it have stalled, with backers of keeping it open saying it provides a way to space out inmates amid the pandemic.

AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

Feb-16

-More than 100 inmates at a St. Louis jail revolted on Saturday morning, setting things on fire.

What? They didn't like the food?

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