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Attacks on officers leads to St. Clair County jail lockdown

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(KMOV) -- St. Clair County jail is currently on lockdown after attacks last week.

The jail is on lockdown after two inmate allegedly attacked officers last Friday and 11 others attempted to prevent officers  from removing a suicidal inmate from his cell.

Each of the 13 inmates were in jail on violent crime charges.  Eight of the 13 were in jail due to previous murder or attempted murder charges.

"In the St. Clair County Jail there are a higher percentage of wolves versus sheep. We house nearly 55 murder suspects, 39 armed violence suspects and 19 with other violent offenses," said St. Clair County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Johnson. "On average 76 percent of the total jail population are charged with felonies. These wolves not only prey on their victims while on the streets but continue to make the jail a hazardous place to work and try to keep safe."
 

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