Several inmates at the Boyle County Detention Center are in isolation today because police suspect that they started a fire in their non-smoking cell Monday.
Jailer Barry Harmon was working in his yard when he got a phone call from the jail that inmates had set papers and sheets on fire by their cell door. Here is how he described the events at the jail this weekend:
The inmates had already lost phone and television privileges because they used sheets to stop up the toilet on Friday. Harmon wasn't able to find a plumber, and so deputies had been bringing the inmates down the hall to use shower and toilet facilities.
Around 11 p.m., those inmates were told they couldn't shave because three people had come in to be booked and another two were bonding out. They usually have the opportunity to shave three times a week.