17 facing charges after violence at N.S. jail

Sep. 01, 2010

Halifax police say 17 men face charges following a disturbance at Nova Scotia’s largest jail in June.

The men ranging in age from 19 to 51 face mischief charges.

Police say 13 of the men have been located and dealt with, while four who have since been released from custody are yet to be found.

The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth was locked down after two incidents occurred 30 minutes apart June 15.

In one incident an inmate was stabbed — he was later treated and released from hospital.

In the second, a group of 17 inmates in the jail’s west unit damaged some water sprinklers, windows and recreational equipment after refusing to leave a common area and return to their cells.

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