Dozens of inmates face charges after riot in Tennessee jail

Dozens of inmates are facing charges after a riot in a Tennessee jail.

WAFF 48 news learned the Tennessee State Highway Patrol responded to the Lincoln County Jail Sunday.

According to the Elk Valley Times, the inmates in E-block caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. They flooded 3-cell blocks, vandalized walls and floors, ripped up law books and threw papers around.

18 inmates face charges of inciting a riot and vandalism.

Authorities tell the Elk Valley Times, the inmates just wanted to create havoc.

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