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Charlie Jones

Prison riot as cons throw things and block windows before unloading fire extinguisher

Disorder has broken out at a prison with inmates seen throwing things from the windows and blocking the windows.

Local police have confirmed an "incident" was underway at the Bristol County House of Corrections in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, on Friday morning.

Inmates were wseen throwing things from a small window and blocking others with cardboard.

The Bristol County Sheriff's Office revealed the incident erupted after some inmates in one of the housing units refused to move during an attempt to relocate them within the prison.

A fire extinguisher was unloaded out of the window as well.

The sheriff's office has there was "an incident with inmates in one of the housing units."

Several guards and a fire truck could be seen outside.

Unmarked cars were seen speeding away from the prison and emergency vehicles rushing in.

One picture taken at the scene shows a plug in phone, which had been ripped from its place, thrown from the window.

Spray from the fire extinguisher wreaths the area (Twitter)

Sheriff Paul Heroux held a press office at some point Friday, his office has said.

A helicopter was circling overhead and reporters are gathering around the perimeter.

The relocation of inmates was part of an attempt to bring down suicide rates in the prison.

No further details have been shared from the authorities.

Reports suggest some of the windows have been broken.

A number of guards and other officials were seen gathered in the yard outside where the disorder is happening.

Around a dozen guards wearing what appeared to be riot gear were seen walking towards the facility.

Reports suggest the incident was a disturbance involving two units which each house up to 70 inmates

A plug in phone thrown from the window (Twitter)

The facility has space for 1,100 inmates.

The recent report found the suicide rate in Bristol County’s jails was more than triple the national average for county jails over the past six years.

The recently elected Sheriff Heroux said he will implement a set of 23 policy changes suggested in the report, including a redesign of the jail’s bunk beds to make it less easy for inmates to hang themselves.

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