Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 26, 2007

Aftermath of New Castle riot reroutes prisoners



During the riot in New Castle, Slavens said the facilities here locked down for a short time. He said he wanted to make sure staff remained available to mobilize to help at New Castle, if needed.

He said many of his staff members did put in extra hours transporting prisoners from New Castle to Plainfield.

“We got every spare person, every vehicle we could up there,” he said.

He said he and other staff members perused the facility to gauge reaction to news of demonstrations elsewhere in the state. He said inmates here seemed to view the rioters as “knuckleheads” and showed no indication of sympathy.

Should an incident happen here, Slavens said his facility has specific rules of conduct. Outside law enforcement would be notified, even if the situation were contained, he said.

News media would also be alerted, he said, to spread the word to the public.

An emergency, or “e” squad with special training could also be called in to control the situation.

But, based on the behavior of the newly transported prisoners, Slavens said he didn’t think any of those steps would be needed here.

“We’re vigilant,” he said. “But we don’t anticipate any problems.”

Kristine Brite writes for the Hendricks County Flyer in Avon, Ind.

By the numbers:

133 — New Castle Correctional Facility inmates now housed in Plainfield facilities

2 hours, 44 minutes — time frame inmates at NCCF resisted staff orders

500 — estimated number of inmates involved in demonstration

600+ — number of inmates from Arizona transferred to the New Castle facility

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