A Kentucky grand jury will consider criminal charges against 15 Vermont inmates believed to have helped start a prison riot last month. Police say some of the charges will be misdemeanors and some will be felonies. The jury will meet in two weeks to discuss the charges. Eleven Kentucky inmates likely also will be charged.
The September 14 riot involved more than 100 inmates and resulted in extensive damage to the Lee Adjustment Center run by Corrections Corporation of America in Beattyville, Kentucky. Because of overcrowding at Vermont jails, the state has sent 400 inmates to Kentucky.
The riot remains under investigation.