According to reports, dozens of inmates in St. Louis Prison uprised on Sunday night-breaking windows and setting fire to the facility.
The police told KTVI that about 60 rioters had suffered severe damage to the justice center on the second and third floors of the facility, starting at 8:45 in the evening.
A video posted on social media by KSDK reporter Casey Nolan showed that many prisoners broke three-story windows and witnesses below cheered them on.
A video posted by Real Stl News on Facebook showed several prisoners holding signs outside the windows that read “Free Ace” and “Free LJ”.
According to social media footage, although the prisoner did drop a temporary rope from the third floor, no one escaped.
KSDK reported that by around 10:20 in the evening, the police cleared the prisoners from the windows. Soon after, firefighters put out the fire made by the prisoners.
According to reports, the prisoner then broke the window and set fire to the back of the building. Firefighters also put out the second fire.
According to KSDK, the chaos on Sunday night occurred two months later. About 117 inmates in the jail got out of their cells and caused similar damage, caught fire and smashed windows.