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Inmates at the San Juan County Detention Center – where 42% of inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 – set fires and flooded a pod Monday after voicing concerns about the jail’s virus testing protocols.
Authorities said about 35 male inmates were involved, and one inmate was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A jail administrator was assaulted, though officials did not detail the assault.
“At no time did detainees control any part of the facility,” San Juan County spokesman Devin Neeley said in a news release. “It is important to call this incident a disturbance, rather than a riot.”