By Sarah Keane • 27 November 2020 • 18:08
PRISON Break: Riot erupts in Arizona lockdown as hundreds of prisoners revolt
A huge riot broke out at Eyman prison in Florence, Arizona on Wednesday, November 25 as hundreds of inmates fought with prison guards. One prisoner, who told KJZZ that the inmates had been attacked by the staff, claimed the facility was like a “war zone” during the riot.
“They came in with tear gas, flash bangs, pepper spray, and started shooting them at everyone,” the inmate said. “It was basically a war zone.”
The prison remained locked down throughout Wednesday evening as “several hundred inmates grouped together around staff and refused to disperse,” according to the Arizona Republic.
No injuries were reported within the prison and it was unclear what caused the riot in the first place; however, local news reported that the prisoners had previously complained about their conditions.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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