February 22nd, 2012
03:46 AM ET

Indonesian police put down riot in Bali prison

Hundreds of Indonesian police officers charged into a prison in Bali on Wednesday to subdue rioting inmates who had set a building on fire and thrown stones at firefighters.

The police arrived at Kerobokan Prison late Tuesday to ensure that no prisoners escaped during the rioting, said Ketut Untung Sayoga, the deputy chief of police in Bali, but did not enter the facility until daylight broke Wednesday.

Three inmates were wounded, one of them shot in the leg by a rubber bullet, Sayoga said.

The riot took place in a separate block from the one housing foreign inmates. None of the 60 foreign prisoners were harmed, Sayoga said.


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  1. Superman

    Now now children settle down and share. What all prisons need to install is auto pepper spray sprinklers so when they riot they can go off and problem solved! Or do a system of some knock out gas that will work good to

    February 22, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. kim

    There probably getting mistreated for petty crimes

    February 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |