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 […]

Report on Riot Cause Due Within Two Weeks

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A final report is expected within two weeks from a Critical Incident Review Team assessing possible causes of the August riot at Northpoint Training Facility near Danville. The riot left six buildings at the medium-security Kentucky prison destroyed by fire and several staff and inmates with minor injuries. There […]

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 […]