Corrections Department Releases Cause of Northpoint Riot

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky corrections officials say inmates rioted at Northpoint Training Center in August because of a lockdown and tight new restrictions on inmate movements. Three days into a lockdown that followed an August 18th prison yard fight, Northpoint officials decided to make permanent, new restrictions on inmate movements. The decision […]

Prison Riot Report To Be Released Friday

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A total lockdown that followed an inmate-on-inmate assault is the cause of an August riot at a central Kentucky prison. That’s the opinion of Northpoint Training Center employee Vick Morris, who testified before a legislative panel in Frankfort Thursday. Morris called the food at the prison, “slop,” but said […]

Life at Northpoint Far From Normal

Life is far from back-to-normal at Northpoint Training Center, where inmates rioted and burned much of the central Kentucky prison on August 21st. Spokesperson Mendalyn Cochran says several buildings were destroyed in the blaze, but about 500 inmates have been returned to six dorms that were reopened following minor repairs. “They’re receiving their mail, and […]