Sheriff releases photos of jail that was cleaned after ‘standoff’ in Dartmouth
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WLNE) — Clean up at a Dartmouth jail was completed over the weekend after inmates were accused of trashing a unit last month, causing over $100,000 worth of damage to the facility. Now, comes the repairs and renovations.
“Our maintenance guys did an amazing job,” said Sheriff Paul Heroux. “From Friday to Monday, it was like night and day.”
The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office said Monday it took 16 hours to clean the GB housing unit. The next step, the sheriff’s office said, is getting quotes for repair work.
“Over the next few weeks, the [Bristol County Sheriff’s Office] will be reaching out [to] companies to get estimates to repair windows, doors, cameras and sprinklers,” explained Jonathan Darling, spokesperson for Heroux.
Last week, before the clean up, Heroux showed lawmakers the damage that was done.
The sheriff said the “standoff” started after some inmates refused to be moved from one facility to another. No injuries were reported.
Heroux said that 20 of the inmates involved were the ringleaders. They were seen and heard on video hatching their uprising plans the night before.
They were moved to other jails and charged with vandalism.
Heroux has been adamant that the incident at the jail was a “standoff” and not a “riot.” He released photos of the damage done inside the facility.