SPARKS OF REBELLION 'ROUND A POWDER KEG NATION

GREETINGS,
THSES ARE THE SIGNS OF THE TIME.TRUE SOME PEOPLE SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL,BUT THERE ARE MANY IN JAIL UNJUSTLY.WITH AN UNJUST SYSTEM YOU ARE BOUND TO HAVE PROBLEMS.THIS JUSTICE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT TO THE CORE.
SOME MAY NOT WANT TO HERE THESE BRUTAL TRUTHS BUT THOSE WHO ESTABLISHED THIS SYSTEM WERE UNJUST THEMSELVES.THEN YOU HAVE OFFICERS WHO ENFORCE UNJUST LAWS THEY SAY TO PRESERVE THE SYSTEM.WELL, IF THIS SYSTEM IS COLLAPSING(AND WE CAN SEE IT EVERYDAY) THEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE VANGUARDS OF THE SYSTEM.
I KEEP SAYING THIS UNTIL ALMOST FAINTING,UNTIL JUSTICE IS TRULY MEETED OUT BY A SYSTEM(IF EVER) GOD WILL DEMAND THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE ON THE UNJUSTICE SYSTEM ITSELF.THIS IS WHAT IS GOING ON TODAY. SOME WOULD LIKE NOT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THESE FACTS BUT THESE ARE THE ONES THAT WILL RECEIVE SOME OF THE SAME JUSTICE.
SO TODAY WE LIVE IN A POWDER KEG NATION(AMERICA).THE SLIGHTEST SPARK WILL SEND THIS SYSTEM UP IN SMOKE.WE ARE NOT WITNESSING LITTLE SCRIMMAGES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN EVERY ARENA.THESE SCRIMMAGES ARE BUILDING FRICTION AND WE KNOW WHEN FRICTION BUILDS FIRE IS NOT FAR BEHIND.SO I SAY BEWARE THIS IS NOT THE END OF THIS,ONLY THE BEGINNING;

“Rioting inmates set Kentucky prison ablaze

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Published: August 22, 2009
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Rioting inmates set central Ky. prison ablaze

JEFFREY McMURRAY
AP Features

Aug 22, 2009 09:42 EST

Rioting inmates set fire to trash cans and other items inside a central Ky. prison, and damage to some buildings was so extensive that officials were busing many of the facility’s 1,200 prisoners elsewhere, police said Saturday.

By early morning, firefighters had extinguished the fires at the medium-security Northpoint Training Center in a rural area 30 miles south of Lexington, state police Lt. David Jude said.

Eight inmates were treated for minor injuries, and eight staff were also injured in the melee, although none was admitted to the hospital, said Cheryl Million, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

Officers in riot gear rushed the prisoners with tear gas about 9 p.m. Friday, and all the inmates were subdued in less than two hours, authorities said.

Six buildings had burned, including a kitchen, medical center, canteen and visitation area. Million also said all dormitories were damaged “to the extent of being inhabitable,” except for one 196-bed unit.

A bus carrying some 42 inmates deemed higher security risks left the property shortly after 6 a.m., heading to an undisclosed facility. It wasn’t clear how many other inmates would have to be moved.

“To me it would seem like a pretty daunting task to move that many inmates suddenly from one place,” Jude said.

Gov. Steve Beshear praised corrections officials and state police for handling the situation without any serious injuries.

“Their work last night in the face of the most trying circumstances was truly remarkable,” Beshear said in a statement. “Corrections officials are currently assessing the extent of damage to determine the needs going forward for safely housing prisoners in the coming days and for the long term.”

Some of the inmates would be able to stay at Northpoint, Million said.

“As we continue to assess the situation, other inmates could possibly be transferred,” Million said. “Decisions to transfer would be based on facilities security levels and inmates’ needs.”

Jude said the prisoners were being kept in an outdoor courtyard surrounded by prison guards. Police formed a perimeter around the outside of the facility to make sure no one escaped.

Portable toilets were brought in, and prison officials were using temporary food stations to feed the prisoners because the fire in the kitchen destroyed much of the prison’s food supply.

“Everything seems to be at a calm,” Jude said. “They’re sitting down, kind of going with the program right now.”

Jude didn’t immediately say what caused of the rioting, which began around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Prison spokeswoman Mendolyn Cochran said Friday the prison had been on lockdown since Tuesday, when one group of inmates assaulted two others, The Advocate-Messenger of Danville reported. Later Friday, some inmates started setting fires in trash cans, she said.

Million wouldn’t confirm the report, saying only that some of the fires started in trash cans and that some inmates had access to matches because smoking is allowed in parts of the prison.

The melee in Kentucky comes two weeks after more than 1,000 inmates rioted at the California Institution for Men in Southern California. The prison was designed to hold about half as many inmates, although investigators say they don’t know if crowding helped spark the racially charged riot.

Northpoint has more than 1,100 general population inmates housed in six open-bay dormitories, according to its Web site. Another 60 special management inmates are housed in single cells in a separate structure, and 40 minimum-security inmates are housed in another separate structure.

It opened in 1983 and has a staff of 285.

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