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Inmate Locks Guards in Cell During Jail Search

Associated Press

October 25, 2010

PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) – An inmate locked three guards and a sheriff’s deputy in a cell at the Greene County Jail while the officers were conducting a search for contraband. Sheriff Dan Langston chalked it up to a lack of training.

The Paragould Daily Press reported that the incident happened on Oct. 10, when inmate Jacob Rodden ran out of the cell, shut the door and inserted the security pin, confining the officers inside with some of the inmates they were searching.

Rodden, who then locked himself in a visitation booth, was placed in indefinite lockdown.

The four officers were rescued by a jail matron, without incident.

Langston said the jail is outdated and has tremendous employee turnover. The sheriff says the officers won’t be disciplined.


Information from: Paragould Daily Press, http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    harsan

    over 3 years ago

    22 Comments

    These guys are never going to live this one down.

  • Sfa_iv_max50

    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Training...How em.....

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    SOARTMAR

    over 3 years ago

    444 Comments

    This is whats known as on-the-job-training! Learn by doing, yessiree. Bet they don't do that again!!

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    rlaw865

    over 3 years ago

    30 Comments

    Thats funny and I am glad no one got hurt. I do work in a corrections area . We do have a officer watching the inmates when the are brought out.

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    inspectorgadget7389

    over 3 years ago

    108 Comments

    What has an outdated jail have to do with this? Who conducts a cell search with the inmates still inside. I worked in an old county jail and standard procedure was to remove the inmates to a secure cell or holdover with an officer watching them while other staff conducted the search.

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    BritishCopper

    over 3 years ago

    20 Comments

    Training? ... surely it is sheer stupidity. It doesn't take a lot of brain to realize that something like this might happen and so to plan to avoid it happening.

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    K9Apache

    over 3 years ago

    96 Comments

    Why was the inmate in the cell while a search was conducted any way! That has nothing to do with the jail being "out dated". Lack of common sense as well as training are the only issue here.

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    Ahi

    over 3 years ago

    1990 Comments

    glad no one was hurt

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    arroyol

    over 3 years ago

    696 Comments

    wow...

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    grant319

    over 3 years ago

    1208 Comments

    Just fortunately noone got hurt

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    TellerDep

    over 3 years ago

    2812 Comments

    yep the embarrasement was enough, training is the key word for the day.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10574 Comments

    Yeah, training is an issue. Wow, "jail matron?" Talk about needing some updating.

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    opso2009

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    i think theirs more to this story

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42138 Comments

    How embarrassing..............

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Training....Training. ......Training!!!!!!! Take them out of service and train them!.....Simple

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