WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Surveillance video shows an altercation inside the Trumbull County Jail Tuesday night only lasted about five minutes.
Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere said it all started about 11 p.m. in Pod B-2 when Julius Jordon, 44, became upset over not being able to get the non-prescription medication he wanted.
At one point, inmates were permitted to receive items such as aspirin and Tylenol from family members but the policy was changed.
“Now we supply it for them free of charge,” Altiere said. “Some of them are upset because they like their medication, but it’s the same thing.”
Altiere says all of the prisoners in this pod are non-violent offenders, unlike the incident last April where a corrections officer was taken hostage at the jail. And just last week, a Mahoning County inmate assaulted a nurse and a deputy at the jail in Youngstown.
“This had nothing to do with anything such as that. This was 100 percent completely different,” Altiere said. “These guys sit here 24 hours a day and they have a lot of time to think and they get upset sometimes.”
None of the inmates involved last night will face criminal charges although Altiere said Jordan, who is already serving a six month sentence for cocaine possession, could face additional discipline.
The entire pod remains on lockdown.