Inmate pleads guilty in Northpoint riot

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A state prison inmate has pleaded guilty to rioting stemming from an uprising at Northpoint Training Center in Boyle County in 2009.

The Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) reports that 43-year-old Bobby Hoskins Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree rioting and second-degree persistent felony offender. Commonwealth's Attorney Richie Bottoms said the recommended sentence is 10 years.

Hoskins also pleaded guilty to promoting contraband with a recommended sentence of one year. The Kentucky Department of Corrections website says Hoskins, who is serving time for assault and trafficking, is at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville.

Boyle County Circuit Judge Darren Peckler will sentence Hoskins on Oct. 2.

Earlier this week, Peckler sentenced 25-year-old Aaron Lee Fisk to five years for third-degree arson and two years for rioting in the case. Six buildings were destroyed, and eight inmates and eight guards were injured.

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