TOPEKA Thirteen inmates at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth face charges for their roles in an August 2010 uprising in the prison's special housing unit.
Army spokesman Jeff Wingo said Wednesday the incident occurred last Aug. 12 when two inmates in the maximum security wing who were out of their cells for recreation overpowered a corrections officer.
The men then took the keys and unlocked the cells of 11 other inmates. The rest of the 450-inmate prison was locked down without incident while guards regained control of the unit. The inmates involved in the disturbance include six men sentenced to death. More PrisonerPal.com True Crime Today Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners since 1975