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Angry inmates force lockdown of Hawkins County Jail

December 15th, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Hawkins County Jail was put on lockdown this morning.

The lockdown followed inmates beating on their cells and burning items inside the cells, which caused part of the jail to fill with smoke.

The inmates were apparently still angry about a weekend search at the jial that turned up knives and tobacco products in  the cells.
Nineteen inmates were placed in maximum security after the seach.
According to the report, no officers are in danger.
More details as the develop online and in the Times-News.

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