WHAT A NINE-HOUR RIOT WILL DO TO A PLACE
Broken windows, busted toilets, and destroyed cameras. The Alaska Department of Corrections released photos of the damage done by a 62-prisoner riot that lasted 9 hours at Spring Creek Correctional Institution.
A tour for the media on Friday took reporters through the partially cleaned up unit that had been taken over by prisoners on Tuesday. Gov. Michael Dunleavy and Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom attended the briefing and thanked Corrections officers for their capable response.
No one was injured in the riot, although several gangs were involved. The gangs were not battling each other but had joined forces to battle the institutional rules, officials said. Because of the sequence of events, officials are sure the riot had been planned.
The prisoners involved have been relocated and some are in solitary confinement. Hotel Mod, or H-Mod houses a general population of prisoners, all whom are serving for serious crimes.
Full restoration of the Spring Creek unit is expected to take a month.
The photos are from the Department of Corrections showing the damage before the cleanup: