Several Inmates Injured At Montgomery County Jail

Was it just a fight or something more? Some Inmates in the Montgomery County Jail say they were jumped because of the color of their skin.

The alleged attack took place late Friday night. Rohda Grass of Mount Sterling is a close friend of 19-year-old Terrell Thompson one of three black inmates injured in the alleged attack. She says seventeen white inmates violently attacked Terrell Allen Rudd and Bobby Burns after an exchange of racial slurs.

According to Rohda Grass, all three men were taken to the hospital with a variety of injuries from broken bones to bruising of the brain.

A jail official did confirm to 27 NEWSFIRST that an incident did occur at the jail Friday night, but the official would not release any specifics about what happened.


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  • by Tiffany Location: Grayson,Ky on Mar 7, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    Well I am not prejudice at all,I dont know what the heck happend but I can say from experience that montgomery county jail has severally scared me for life, I got arrested and it was due to a mental illness a severe mental illness halcuinating and I was treated really bad I was beat up by a gaurd ,,there are some guards there that need to be jail there self,I have alot of dirt on this jail and it is very crooked,I never reported these incidents,but have never forgoten what happend to me.If I would have pressed charges I would be a rich women. I know the guards names by heart and I am keeping a close eye out for similar incidents! Little did they know I have alot connection's,they did'nt know who they was messing with!
  • by Tammy Location: Louisville Ky on Nov 14, 2007 at 01:46 PM
    Nothing new about this jail it was always been a prejudice jail because for real most of that town is prejudice when it comes to certain issues like jobs ,court and anything that would stop a black man/woman to get ahead. But i want these boys know that it doesn"t have to be the end for them. Thank the guards as you leave the jail,because half of the Montgomery County should be yours. Every body in that town know this jail has been crooked for a long time it has been run by crooked people for areal long time come out of the dark ages, black people are humans too.
  • by Amber Location: Mount Sterling on Nov 7, 2007 at 04:10 PM
    There was a book in fee of $25.00 and the initial stay for the county cost was another $25.00. So everyday that I booked in, I had to pay a fee of $50.00. Some of these days I didn’t even get a tooth brush or soap. I wasn’t even aloud to bring under garments in for me to take a shower. So did you really work for any corrections? Cause if you did, you would have known some of these things. Also again, this isn’t about what these boy’s did, it’s about three boys who got beat up so bad that they received bruising to their brain’s. Think about it? I’m really thankful that someone has finally taken a step into this matter. Montgomery County jail should have been investigated years ago when a man lost his life there and they didn’t know until hours later.
  • by Amber Location: mt.sterling on Nov 7, 2007 at 04:08 PM
    Jail didn’t change me for the better, my family did. Rather, these boys are white or black, they could have died and this matter should be taken seriously. Maybe we need a new jailer, and a few new gaurds at even that. While this fight was taking place, where were these gaurds? Apparently not doing their job. Just for an example: What if there where a pregnant girl in this jail whom another girl is beating up and she loses her baby because the gaurds fail to come to break the fight up. Do some of you still think this is ok because the pregnant girl committed a crime? Do you think she should lose her child as a punishment? This is just an off the wall question, to change some of your all’s thinking. To Marie from Lexington: I think that you were very well spoken and put this matter into a perspective. To John who worked in the corrections for 12 years: When I stayed my time in jail a few years back I paid to stay there.
  • by Amber Location: Mount Sterling on Nov 7, 2007 at 04:06 PM
    I’ve waited years to see this on the news. It’s about time Montgomery County Jail is faced with the truth. It’s just a shame that it hasn’t came about before this. People have died in this jail and a lot of lies have been told to cover up the truth. What if one of these boys’s lost their lives in there from the beatings? One of them could have easily been in your family. It doesn’t matter what their crime was to be put in there, what the color of their skin is. That’s not what the discussion is about. It’s about three boy’s being beat severely that they had to be taken to the hospital. Keep focused everyone. I personally know two of those boy’s, and I’m white btw. They are human being’s. I’ve also been in this jail many years ago. It is ran by all males, due to the favoritism of the jailer, which is way wrong being that I am a girl. People don’t have to be beaten just to learn from their mistakes. People do change and I know that I am one of them.
  • by Jimmy Location: Manchester on Nov 7, 2007 at 10:40 AM
    If anybodies family was ever mistreated at a local jail, it would be mine. They should investigate that bunch of crooks at the Clay Co Jail. Ever one of the former Jailers family still works at that place & operate the Canteen. I wish the Attorney Generals Office would investigate that place, they would find out a lot of illegal activity going on!
  • by Craig Location: Ky on Nov 7, 2007 at 09:35 AM
    waaa, waaa...yeah everybody in jail is innocent. All the cops and jailers are crooked...waaa,waaa. If you can do a better job, quite your job at the quickie mart and see how you do as a cop. I'd say once they do a background check, you'd be out on your (edited). It seems to me that a lot of you, especially in eastern Ky, just want to B1t@$ all the time and not do anything to change anything. No change=no improvement. Let's just complain and see if someone else will do something. Here's a start for change, let's all learn how to spell. Cindy in Somerset, you must have had a lot of problems with the law because every thing you ever write on here is about how you don't like law enforcement. I guess that's just because the cops don't like the name Cindy so they just pick on you, that's what I heard anyway. If you don't like the law, maybe you should move out of the trailer park.
  • by Andy on Nov 7, 2007 at 02:45 AM
    hey when staff gets jumped they are geting what, they sign on for, or they wouldn't be there.besides there has to something wrong with someone who wants job as a jailer-turn key-.A disorder thats far worse then crime.Seek help.
  • by tammy Location: frenchburg on Nov 6, 2007 at 09:12 PM
    I lived in montgomery county all my life till a few years ago, I do know some are treated differently in the jail, if you know someone you are treated different, if you dont, too bad!! I had to take someone underwear 2 times, because I took the first pairs, and they said they couldnt wear them, so I had to go back and get more, this was stupid, I think there needs to be a big investigation into the montgomery county jail, another thing I heard they get so much money for food, and they buy bolonga, and the rest is pocketed!! whats this all about???
  • by tammy Location: frenchburg on Nov 6, 2007 at 08:59 PM
    this does not amaze me, stuff happens at the jail all the time, most of the time its not reported!!

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