Riot at the Talbot jail
Back in April, at Sherbrooke’s Talbot detention center, an inmate identified as Justin Ryan began showing his dissatisfaction towards his conditions as a prisoner. He started a fire in his cell and broke a surveillance camera. His behaviour had a negative effect on a few other inmates who joined the 27 year-old prisoner in his protest actions. The 26 year-old Pierre Lavoie broke his handcuffs while being transported to the Courthouse and there were also threats directed to the prison guards. Also, while the five inmates were being transferred to a Montreal prison, they got together and tried to destabilize the vehicle by rocking it from one side to the other. The truck driver had a hard time to keep it on the road and had to call for help. They also caused damage inside the truck.
Last week, three of the inmates, Pierre Yves Lavoie, 26, Alfred Gagné, 25, and Maxime Rocheleau, 23, admitted to the bad behaviour. They were respectively sentenced to 3, 4 and 2 months, added to the sentences they were serving previously. Justin Ryan, who has seven charges against him, will be back in court on May 31st and Steve Soudin, 34, who has four charges against him, will be back before a Judge on July 20th.