A state prison inmate pleaded guilty Thursday in connection with the August 2009 riot at Northpoint Training Center in Boyle County.
Bobby Hoskins Jr., 43, pleaded guilty to first-degree rioting and second-degree persistent felony offender. The recommended sentence is 10 years in prison, said Commonwealth's Attorney Richie Bottoms.
Hoskins also pleaded guilty Thursday to promoting contraband; the recommended sentence for that is one year in prison.
Whether the sentences on the rioting and promoting contraband charges are served consecutively or concurrently will be up to Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler's discretion.
The sentences would be served in addition to the time Hoskins was already serving for assault and trafficking. He is at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, according to a Kentucky Department of Corrections Web site.
Six Northpoint buildings were destroyed during the riot and fire. Eight inmates and eight guards were injured. The prison has since been rebuilt at a cost of more than $18 million and is accepting inmates.
Peckler scheduled sentencing for Hoskins for Oct. 2.
Also this week, Peckler sentenced Aaron Lee Fisk, 25, to five years on a reduced charge of third-degree arson and two years on a charge of rioting in connection with the Northpoint riot.
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