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Inmates cause disruption over hot meals at Clay County Detention Center, sheriff’s office says


Some inmates at the Clay County Detention Center caused a disturbance Wednesday night over the food served to them, the sheriff’s office said. Sarah Boyd, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said the disturbances began around 6:30 p.m. were upset with the number of hot meals they received daily and protested by refusing to return to their cells. According to the sheriff, the inmates were in a common area, but when told to return to their cells, they refused. The prison has activated its Detention Emergency Response Team. Boyd said the deputies used a few pepper balls. Shortly after, one group of inmates returned to their cells. A person from this group, believed to be the instigator, was arrested. The inmates of the second group were still in the common area and refused to return to their cells. All inmates were back in their cells by 9:30 p.m. No one was injured. The sheriff’s office said inmates were given two hot meals a day and were served a third pre-packaged meal. Boyd said inmates demanded three hot meals a day.

Some inmates at the Clay County Detention Center caused a disturbance Wednesday night over the food being served to them, the sheriff’s office said.

Sarah Boyd, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said the disturbances began around 6:30 p.m. She said two groups of inmates were unhappy with the number of hot meals they received daily and protested by refusing to return to their cells.

According to the sheriff, the inmates were in a common area, but when told to return to their cells, they refused. The prison has activated its Detention Emergency Response Team.

Boyd said the deputies used a few pepper balls. Shortly after, one group of inmates returned to their cells. A person from this group, believed to be the instigator, was arrested.

The inmates of the second group were still in the common area and refused to return to their cells. All inmates were back in their cells by 9:30 p.m. No one was injured.

The sheriff’s office said inmates were given two hot meals a day and were served a third pre-packaged meal. Boyd said inmates demanded three hot meals a day.

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