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4:20 pm
Tue September 1, 2009

Report Shows Prison Riot Damage

Burgin, KY – The Kentucky Fire Marshal's office has released a report about the damage at a central Kentucky prison after inmates rioted. The Lexington Herald-Leader says the report notes broken doors, leaning walls, demolished exit signs and plumbing fixtures ripped from walls. Prisoners at the medium-security Northpoint Training Center rioted August 21 and set fires around the facility. Several buildings were total losses, but six dorms can be re-inhabited after some plumbing and electrical work. The prison now houses about 500 of its inmates in two dorms. Another 700 were moved to other prisons in the state.