Ont. prison in lockdown after inmates rebel

A view of Joyceville Institution on Sunday, April 24 2011. (Ian MacAlpine/QMI Agency, file)

A view of Joyceville Institution on Sunday, April 24 2011. (Ian MacAlpine/QMI Agency, file)

Elliot Ferguson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:58 PM ET

KINGSTON, ONT. - Joyceville Institution near Kingston remains in lock-down after a “major disturbance” by inmates Sunday.

Visits to the prison are cancelled after what started as a peaceful protest by inmates turned violent.

About 25 inmates barricaded the doors and damaged the prison building.


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