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Video Released of Canadian Prison Riot

A Court of Queen’s Bench judge has released a video of a 2010 riot at the Saint John Regional Correctional Centre that caused more than $350,000 in damage.

The video shows inmates throwing toilets through windows, a fire erupting and guards dressed in riot gear. It was introduced as evidence during the trial of three of the five men charged in connection with the incident.

Luke Alexander Banks, 24, was sentenced last Wednesday to 21 months consecutive to the sentence he’s currently serving and Michael MacKinnon, 31, was given 15 months in jail after they were both found guilty of mischief causing damage over $5,000. Charles Wayne Ross, 28, was acquitted.

Justice Hugh McLellan released the video, which runs about three minutes, at the end of the two-day trial.

On January 9 2010, 16 inmates at the Saint John Regional Correctional Centre barricaded themselves inside a unit.

Furniture, sinks, toilets, lights, wiring and walls were all damaged and the jail was locked down for more than nine hours.

Saint John police and firefighters were on standby during the disturbance.

No one was injured.

A warrant has been issued for Terrence Keleher, who didn’t show up for the trial last week.

Kayne Crothers, 27, was previously given an 18-month conditional sentence to be served in the community on house arrest due to health issues. About 153 inmates were housed at the jail on Old Black River Road during the riot.

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Added: Mar-13-2012 Occurred On: Jan-9-2010
By: sakb
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Tags: Canada, prison, jail, riot, police, guard, video, damage, fire, toilet
Location: St John, New Brunswick, Canada (load item map)
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