A riot between dozens of inmates broke out late Monday night, at Tennessee’s Cheatham County Jail, injuring at least five people, including two corrections officers.
“This is life right now in Cheatham County in our jail,” Sheriff Mike Breedlove said. “Right now we don’t have a healthy facility. We have a problem.”
The jail is grossly overcrowded. There are 116 beds in the 32-year-old facility. Cheatham County currently houses 192 inmates.
Breedlove said two of the inmates knew each other.
The sheriff said the fight was escalated by a score they were attempting to settle.
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