Inmates in jail disturbance upset by new policy

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The superintendent of the Marble Valley Correctional Facility says a disturbance at the jail was prompted by a change in prison policy.

Superintendent David Bovat says the Saturday night incident was incited by inmates who had lost privileges for resisting the jail’s recent requirement that inmates do more than "just sleep all day."

Officials expect to learn the extent of the damage caused after the 13 inmates refused to return to their cells today.

Bovat says the incident was contained by the facility’s 11-member emergency response team.

Officials say criminal charges will be filed against at least some of the participants. Corrections Commissioner Rob Hofmann says three or four of the ringleaders from the three-hour incident were transferred to other facilities.

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