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Yuma prison riot: Newly released surveillance video shows chaos
By azfamily.com- Maria Hechanova
Published: 12/05/2018

YUMA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Nine months after an inmate riot at a Yuma prison, we're now getting to see the video of the deadly chaos.

Surveillance video of the prison yard recently released by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmates jumping fences, throwing rocks, and shielding themselves with trash cans, bulletin boards and mattresses. It also shows heavy smoke, an unexplained explosion and several fires.

ADC estimated it took about two and a half hours to get the hundreds of inmates under control in the medium-custody Cheyenne Unit.

According to an Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman, Andrew Wilder, one inmate died and a total of 35 people were injured in the March 1, 2018 incident. He added 10 of the injured were employed by the prison; the rest were prisoners.

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