Uprising at Marshall County Jail, Alabama

Marshall County Jail, Guntersville, Alabama
July 11, 2018

Approximately 60 prisoners “physically engaged deputies and jail staff during a shakedown.” The riot occurs two days after a guard was arrested on charges of selling a contraband cell phone to a prisoner. Deputies call in for back up from neighboring counties and the situation is resolved without harm to guards or prisoners.

Law enforcement from Marshall County respond to the riot (Photo Source: WAFF).


Riot at Marshall County Jail under control“, WAFF, July 11, 2018.

Marshall County sheriff addresses riot, problems at jail,” WAFF, July 12, 2018.


Investigators say former jailer gave Marshall County inmate¬†cellphone,” WHNT, July 10, 2018.

Ex-jailer arrested in smuggled cellphone investigation at Marshall County jail,” AL.com, July 10, 2018.