Crime

Northpoint inmate sentenced for role in 2009 prison riot

DANVILLE — A former Northpoint Training Center inmate was sentenced Tuesday to 20 additional years in prison for his role in the 2009 riot at the Boyle County prison.

Newell Stacy, 40, was convicted by a jury late last year on a rioting charge. The 20-year sentence will be in addition to the 24-year sentence that Newell was serving on charges of murder, robbery, tampering with physical evidence and wanton endangerment out of Trimble and Carroll counties, Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler ruled.

Six buildings were destroyed in the 2009 riot and fire at Northpoint. The prison is being rebuilt at a cost of more than $18 million.

Stacy is now an inmate at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville.

In another sentencing with a Northpoint connection, former prison guard Jesus Cabrera will not have to serve any prison time for bringing drugs onto the Northpoint property.

Cabrera, 38, received five years' probation on a one-year sentence.

Cabrera was injured in the riot and later identified inmates who were responsible for the uprising to investigating authorities. But he was fired by the Corrections Cabinet after the contraband charge was filed against him.

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