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May 29, 2003
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Interesting sideline to the stories below is that all of the inmates named on this page were transferred from UNION CI as part of the DOC's POPULATION ADJUSTMENT MOVEMENT that turned UNION CI into an old folk's prison (mostly)
The WASHINGTON STORY As (barely) Reported:
On WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2003, at 6:00 at night, a riot began when one prisoner clubbed an officer in the head 'from behind' with a baseball bat. Four more officers jumped in to help with pepperspray and two more inmates grabbed bats and horseshoes and beat them off. Several inmates tried to help the officers.
Anyway, the five officers were transported to two hospitals in the area. All have serious injuries. Four of the officers have been released from the hospital, one remains in critical but stable condition. At least two of the inmates have been sent to FSP.
MTWT on DARRELL JENKINS, #306233
MTWT on TRACY WRIGHT, #361209
OFFICERS ATTACKED BY ANGRY PRISONERS WITH BATS!
"On Wednesday, the day before Warden Wellhousen took over, there was a riot at Washington CI. It was the sad, but predictable result of poking defenseless people with sticks for too long. The incident involved five guards and two prisoners swinging baseball bats who took down five C/Os. All that is known at this time about the cause of the incident is that the five guards were "making remarks and taunting" the two inmates. Letters are coming in. More will be posted as we learn it.
The whole prison was put on lockdown until June 2nd; Some were allowed out for 45 minutes daily. Softball and Horseshoe equipment has been taken away from all prisoners. The two inmates were sent to FSP. We have a history of FSP guards handling prisoner who 'attack an officer" that tells us that the two men, Darrell Jenkins #306233 and Tracy Wright #361209, will be beaten within inches of their lives. (Remember the Hamilton Five? The beaten inmates Frank Valdes was killed for defending?)
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