first_imgThe 62 people involved have been relocated, some to other DOC facilities, and are now serving time in segregation, according to DOC. The prisoners used furniture to barricade themselves in the Hotel Mod. The riot lasted over nine hours, starting at 9pm. Special Operation Response Teams from Kenai and Anchorage were deployed and arrived on scene at roughly 3:00am. Non-lethal force was used to gain compliance of the unit. DOC Officers had full containment of Hotel Mod by 6:00am. Photo courtesy of Department of Corrections Repairs to the damage done in the facility is expected to cost roughly $100,000 and are expected to be completed in 30 days. On Friday, officials said you could still smell and feel the burn of pepper spray and other non-lethal gases used to tame rioters.In a statement from Alaska Correctional Officers Association, “A riot occurred at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, AK. There was extensive damage to a housing unit, but no Officers were injured. Recognized institutional gangs were involved.”last_img

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