ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) — A dozen inmates at the Albany County Correctional Center have been arrested for allegedly inciting a prison riot. The incident took place on Friday when the 12 inmates locked the doors to a specific part of the jail, the sheriff’s office said.
The inmates are then accused of grabbing brooms and mops and threatened to use them as weapons. They also put soap and water on the floor to make it more difficult for corrections officers to stop them.
The Corrections Emergency Response Team brought the situation under control and the inmates were arrested. They face various charges and will be processed at a later date.