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Md. jail inmates disable locks, attack officers


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Md. jail inmates disable locks, attack officers

By Ruben Castaneda
Washington Post Staff Writer

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — A band of inmates at the Prince George's County jail, furious at a lockdown that kept them from watching Sunday's Super Bowl, disabled the locks on their cell doors and stormed out to assault their guards.

In an apparently coordinated attack, at least eight inmates burst from cells on a second-floor tier, their faces covered with bedsheets, and threw trash cans and chairs at the officers on the ground level, said Lt. Curtis Knowles, president of the Prince George's Correctional Officers Association. Read more.




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