Inmates Take Over Jail Pod

RAYMOND--After a disturbance at the Hinds County Correctional Facility, law enforcement officers took more than 12 hours to take back and fully secure the facility.

Inmates created a disturbance in Pod C at HCCF around 2:30 a.m. Monday. One inmate, Kendall Johnson, started the disturbance by flooding the Pod and holding off guards with a fire hose, and then letting other inmates out of their cells, Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said. In all, 183 inmates populated the pod, and they quickly flooded the jail and took over at least one housing unit.

The county sheriff's department, with the help of several other law-enforcement agencies, secured most of the Hinds County Correctional Facility by mid-day Monday. Around 2 p.m., Lewis told the media that officers had entered the jail at 12:27 p.m. and had secured two of the four units in Pod C. Inmates offered no resistance in either housing unit, Lewis said. Each Pod is made up of four housing units.

"We have what we call several different S.W.A.T. teams in place. They have tactical experience, and they were able to use their tactical experience and training to get in without harming themselves or harming anyone else," Lewis said.  More

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