FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A guard at a Kentucky prison says inmates
who rioted and set fire to buildings in August were upset over the
food they were being served.
Matt Hughes, a corrections officer at Northpoint Training
Center, says inmates complained they weren't being fed enough and
that the food was of poor quality. Hughes was testifying before a
legislative panel on Friday.
Hughes disputed the Department of Corrections' assertion that
inmates rioted because they were put on lockdown after a gang
incident. He says that's "bogus."
The Courier-Journal reports that Hughes called the food
Inmates burned six buildings and 16 people suffered minor
injuries at the facility near Burgin on Aug. 21.
Rep. Brent Yonts has prefiled a bill that would cancel the
state's $12 million contract with Aramark Services.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,