20 inmates charged in November Larned prison riot

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Twenty inmates at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility are facing felony charges after a riot at the prison in November.
Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett filed the charges after a state prison official completed an investigation of the Nov. 6 uprising.  McNett said in a news release Wednesday that the 20 inmates were identified as primarily responsible for the riots, which cause extensive damage to the housing units.
He says he saw no evidence that inmates breached individual housing units in the prison’s Central Unit, and his office is treating the case as four self-contained riots occurring at the same time.
The Hutchinson News reports the inmates are charged with incitement to riot, criminal damage to property and rioting.
The riot was one of several at Kansas prisons in 2017 and 2018.

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