Angry Inmates Set Overcrowded Indonesian Prison on Fire

INDONESIAN inmates protesting conditions at an overcrowded prison on Sumatra Island set fire to the facility Wednesday.

Authorities deployed around 500 police and soldiers in response.

The riot at Kabanjahe prison erupted after those held there became upset with the treatment of four inmates who were placed in isolation after being caught taking drugs into their cell.

The prison is designed to house 193 inmates but now has more than 400 — and is only staffed by eight guards.

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