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Crime Hundreds of Inmates Riot at Arizona Prison, Officers Respond With 'Rubber Bullets and Pepper Spray'

15:40  26 november  2020
15:40  26 november  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Hundreds of inmates at a prison in Arizona were involved in a large riot, with corrections officers using "non-lethal munitions to gain compliance."

a close up of a wire fence: Barbed wire fence of a Detention and Correctional Facility seen on June 12, 2005. There have been several riots at jails across the U.S. this year. © David McNew/Getty Images Barbed wire fence of a Detention and Correctional Facility seen on June 12, 2005. There have been several riots at jails across the U.S. this year.

One prisoner told local media in an email that "tear gas, flash bangs [and] pepper spray" had been used to contain the riot. Eyman prison in Florence remains on lockdown after the incident on Wednesday.

Judy Keane, director of communications at the Arizona Department of Corrections, said no injuries among staff or inmates had been reported and an investigation had been launched.

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Officers repelled them, using pepper spray for the first time in the current protests. Security consultants with backgrounds in Hong Kong policing said that while frontline anti- riot units had In an effort to push back protesters, officers responded with a range of weapons. But on this day they

A prison riot is an act of concerted defiance or disorder by a group of prisoners against the prison administrators, prison officers , or other groups of prisoners . Prison riots have not been the subject of many academic studies or research inquiries.

She added that "several hundred inmates grouped together around staff and refused to disperse," but declined to offer a possible motive for the disorder.

"The Designated Armed Response Team and Tactical Support Unit responded to the incident and deployed non-lethal munitions to gain inmates' compliance with instructions and secure the inmates inside their dorms," Keane told KJZZ. "At no point was public safety jeopardized."

"They came in with tear gas, flash bangs, pepper spray and started shooting them at everyone," KJZZ quoted an inmate as saying. "It was basically a war zone."

The news site said inmates had recently complained about conditions inside the prison.

A Twitter user claiming to know one of the inmates wrote that "pepper balls" had been fired. "Rubber bullets used, everyone zip tied, involved or not," the person, whose name was given only as Suzanne, posted. She added that family and friends had been told not to expect communication over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Newsweek has contacted the Arizona Department of Corrections for comment.

Separately, two Arizona state prison employees were fired last week following an investigation into alleged use of excessive force at a prison in Buckeye.

Video allegedly showed a prison supervisor pulling an inmate to the ground while another staff member observed but did not intervene.

The Arizona Department of Corrections said it had now set up a hotline for inmates to report incidents involving staff.

The disorder at Eyman prison is the latest in a string of jail riots across the country.

Two guards and three inmates were injured after a riot broke out at Ware State Prison in Georgia in August.

A golf cart was set on fire and several windows were broken during the incident, but no major damage was reported, the Georgia Department of Corrections said.

The disturbance was caused by inmates at the prison in Waycross late on a Saturday night and officers deployed non-lethal ammunition to contain the riot, officials said.

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In April, more than 100 inmates at a facility in Washington state created a disturbance over an outbreak of COVID-19 in a low-security wing.

Prisoners began to demonstrate in the recreation yard at Monroe Correctional Complex, setting off fire extinguishers.

Pepper spray, sting balls and rubber pellets were used to bring the situation under control, the state department of corrections said. There were no injuries to inmates or staff.

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