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Burnside jail getting back to normal

Two days after a riot rolled through the Central Nova ScotiaCorrectional Facility, the Burnside jail is getting back to normal.

Two days after a riot rolled through the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, the Burnside jail is getting back to normal.

“Things are quite orderly there now,” said Jennifer Gavin, a spokeswoman for the province’s Department of Justice.

The day unit in which 17 inmates trashed windows, sprinklers and recreation equipment has been cleaned up and is fully operational, while the only area that remains locked down is the unit holding the inmates involved in the incident. The prison-wide lockdown ended about three hours after the incident.

While a “thorough” search has not yet yielded the weapon that was used to stab a prisoner in three places, the justice department is hesitant to hinge the lockdown on the weapon’s retrieval.

“There’s many different ways to dispose of that in a professional facility, including sewer systems,” said Gavin.

 
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