28 inmates charged in riot at Indiana prison

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Prosecutors have charged 28 New Castle Correctional Facility inmates with an array of felony and misdemeanors tied to last April's riot at the medium security prison.

A total of 27 Arizona inmates and one from Indiana were charged with rioting, battery, intimidation and battery by bodily waste, among other charges.

The inmates were led into a temporary court in the prison for their initial hearings this morning.

Prisoners burned mattresses and broke windows at the medium-security prison April 24th during the two-hour disturbance. Eight prisoners and two staff members were injured, none seriously.

The riot erupted only weeks after hundreds of Arizona inmates were transferred to the prison about 45 miles east of Indianapolis under a contract between Indiana and Arizona.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9154301 - wndu.com/a?a=9154301