Windows broken, property damaged by inmates at Metro Corrections

None of the inmates involved were in custody due to the protest-related activity this week, according to LMDC. Four inmates suffered minor injuries.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — According to Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, maximum security inmates damaged property inside the jail in the Hall of Justice early Sunday morning. 

Inmates allegedly used a water cooler to break an interior dormitory window.

Nine inmates exited through the broken window to enter an interior walkway on a different side of the jail where other inmates are housed, LMDC said in a press release. 

Once in the walkway, the inmates used a table to break additional dorm windows, allowing around 20 inmates to enter the walkway and destroy property like chairs, a computer, and equipment, in addition to several other windows in the facility, according to LMDC.

The disturbance began at about 2:30 a.m., and afterward, all inmates were moved to other housing. 

Four inmates suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene by LMDC medical staff; three were later transported to the hospital by EMS, where they were treated and released back to LMDC. No jail staff were injured.

None of the inmates involved in the disturbance were in custody due to the protest-related activity this week.

LMDC says The damaged windows are expected to be replaced today and an investigation is continuing.

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