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Calm restored at Mississippi county jail
Order was restored at the Hinds County, Miss., jail after inmates created a disturbance that lasted several hours, officials said Monday.
Officers escorted several inmates out of the facility, including two on stretchers, WLBT-TV, Jackson, reported.
Police said inmate Kendall Johnson, 25, started a disturbance in one of the units around 3 a.m. Monday.
The reason for the disturbance wasn’t reported.
Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said the area of the disturbance was destroyed and inmates had to be relocated.
Lewis said Johnson used a fire hose to flood the unit during a security check and let other inmates out of their cells.
WLBT said it spoke with Johnson’s mother and sister, both of whom said Johnson wouldn’t start a disturbance in the facility. Johnson’s sister said her brother told her during a telephone call he was beaten by deputies.
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