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San Juan Co. inmates protest over milk shortfall

November 18, 2012 • State News

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Inmates angered when milk ran short during breakfast at the county jail in Farmington began refusing to obey orders and triggered a brief confrontation with detention officers that ended with jailers shooting them with paint ball-like projectiles filled with an irritant gas, officials said Saturday.

The ruckus at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center initially involved 38 maximum security inmates but 16 complied with orders when a sergeant arrived, Login to read more

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