Inmates Use Toothpaste, Pancake Batter to Hide Hole

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Tuesday, June 26 2007 Jun 26, 2007 Tuesday, June 26, 2007 7:54:34 AM CDT June 26, 2007 in News
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SCOTT CITY (AP) - Steel plates are being added to interior walls at the Scott City Jail, after inmates used pancake batter and toothpaste to cover up a hole they'd made. Scott City Police Chief Don Cobb says the hole though an interior wall was discovered this weekend. He says inmates removed a block, allowing a female inmate to slide into the next cell, where a male inmate was housed. He says the inmates fashioned a digging tool with a nail, a wire from a light fixture and a toothbrush. The mixture used to cover the digging was nearly identical to mortar in appearance. Prisoners were to stay in a county jail until a security check is completed at the city building.

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