Cache County jail inmates flood cells

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A group of Cache County inmates plugged toilets with clothing to flood their own cells in a jailhouse protest.

Prosecutors responded by filing charges of rioting and destruction of property against eight of the inmates.

Sheriff's Lt. Brian Locke says the inmates offered no reason for Tuesday's fracas.

A special team of deputies descended on the Cache County jail to quell the protest.

It wasn't the first such protest at the Cache County jail.

Guards say inmates occasionally break fire sprinklers in their cells to cause flooding. They say the inmates plotted the latest attack and refused to cooperate with an investigation.


Information from: The Herald Journal

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