Video of prison riot reveals dangers behind bars

This video is a must-see for anyone interested in corrections and use of force.  According to the news article, a secret source gave a flashdrive to one of the local reporters.  The flashdrive had surveillance footage on it from a unit that experienced a riot.  What you will see is perhaps one of the best arguments for the use of OC spray (aka mace) that can be made.  As inmates fight and stab one another, a platoon of guards stand around, not engaging and not controlling the situation.  At one point there are literally thirty officers in the unit, held at bay by a single inmate.  It is hard to imagine what would have happened had the situation continued.  I recommend that you watch the video.

Check it out here.

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