Last night at approximately 11:00 p.m., correctional officers at the Cummins Unit in Grady Arkansas, began responding to a disturbance in a single housing area within the unit. An as yet undetermined number of inmates were involved in breaking windows and damaging surveillance equipment within the housing area/barracks. Correctional officers were able to regain control of the situation. Three inmates sustained injuries during the disturbance which required that they be transported to area hospitals for treatment. No correctional officers were injured.The Cummins Unit has a capacity of 1,876 inmates, according to ADC's website. It is not clear the number of single housing units in any ADC facility.
Investigators from the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division responded to the unit following the incident and will be conducting an investigation. The Department of Correction will be conducting a parallel internal investigation.