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Will jail hostage situation lead to changes in security?

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Inmates David Martin, Richard Ware and Kevin Johns (Source: Trumbull County Jail) Inmates David Martin, Richard Ware and Kevin Johns (Source: Trumbull County Jail)
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Trumbull County Sheriff Tom Altiere says the hostage situation on Wednesday in his jail won't change a thing. 

The five hour hostage situation started at the Trumbull County jail Wednesday afternoon.  

Thee inmates; David Martin, Richard Ware and Kevin Johns some how ambushed Corrections Officer Joe Lynn.  

They created a homemade knife made out of plastic silverware.

Martin, who's set to go to trial on a capital murder charge, spoke exclusively to 19 Action News on officer Lynn's cell phone.

"People need to know this County Jail is corrupt," stated Martin. 

The sheriff is investigating the incident.  His guards are not armed. They are watching on monitors while making rounds. He says it appears everyone followed policy and no immediate changes with happen in the county jail.

"No we are doing good. We are doing everything by state standards. Unfortunately that is part of doing business in corrections and law enforcement. You know when you come into this business there are risks," said Sheriff Altiere. 

All three inmates are now in a maximum security state prison. 

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