Hundreds of inmates riot at Florida prison

More than 400 inmates barricaded themselves inside a Florida prison Wednesday night, forcing corrections officers from five other prisons to help put down the riot, The Miami Herald reported.

The prisoners locked themselves inside four dormitories at the Holmes Correctional Institution in Holmes County on Florida’s Panhandle, the Department of Corrections told The Herald.

It was unclear what triggered the riot, how long it lasted and how much damage occurred.

The prison remained on lockdown Thursday.

“There was one inmate on inmate injury that occurred during the disturbance. No staff were injured” Florida DOC spokesperson Michelle Glady said in a statement. “The Department is currently accessing the facility for any damages that have resulted and have transported all the involved inmates to other locations.”

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