Marshall County Jail, Guntersville, Alabama
July 11, 2018

Approximately 60 prisoners “physically engaged deputies and jail staff during a shakedown.” The uprising occurred two days after a guard was arrested on charges of selling a contraband cell phone to a prisoner. Deputies call in for back up from neighboring counties and the situation is resolved without harm to guards or prisoners.

Citations:

Riot at Marshall County Jail under control“, WAFF, July 11, 2018.

Marshall County sheriff addresses riot, problems at jail,” WAFF, July 12, 2018.

Background:

Investigators say former jailer gave Marshall County inmate cellphone,” WHNT, July 10, 2018.

Ex-jailer arrested in smuggled cellphone investigation at Marshall County jail,AL.com, July 10, 2018.