ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) — A dozen inmates at the Albany County Correctional Facility have been arrested for allegedly inciting a prison riot. The incident happened Friday when the 12 inmates locked gates to a specific area of the prison, the sheriff’s office said.
The inmates are then accused of grabbing brooms and mops and threatening to use them as weapons. They also put soap and water on the floor to make it harder for corrections officers to stop them.
The Emergency Response Team Corrections got the situation under control and the prisoners were arrested. They face several charges and will be arraigned at a later date.