As investigators continue to sort through the chaos of the riot at Northpoint Training Center, a prosecutor anticipates at least 100 inmates will face criminal charges as a result of their conduct.
Commonwealth's Attorney Richie Bottoms said Saturday that preliminary conversations with Kentucky State Police investigators indicate that more than 100 inmates will come before a Boyle County grand jury on arson, rioting, assault and other felony charges.
"It's a challenging situation because we've got a mass riot going on and we've got to break things down to individual cases," Bottoms said. "I have met with the detectives a couple of times now and we do estimate there will be in excess of 100 inmates involved."
The Aug. 21 riots at the prison destroyed six buildings and rendered five of the six campus dorms uninhabitable, but only minor injuries to guards and inmates were reported.