Inmates set bed sheets on fire during Baffin jailhouse riot

Iqaluit’s RCMP and fire department were called to the men’s prison on October 20 to quell a riot at the facility.

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Iqaluit’s RCMP and fire department were called to the men’s prison on October 20 to quell a riot at the facility.

Information about the riot has been slow to leak out.

However, we do know that three inmates at the Baffin Correctional Centre caused minor damage to the facility by burning their bed sheets.

The RCMP transported the three inmates to their holding cells while the investigation unfolds.

The facility has been on lock-down since the incident.

There have been no reports of any injuries to inmates or staff at the facility.

The cause of the riot is still under investigation.

APTN National News will have a follow up to this story on today’s newscast.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.