Frakes says he hopes to soon receive the critical incident review of the riot that took place in May.
“So, the critical incident report is going to give us a better sense of the timelines and some definite recommendations around how we would do things better, differently,” Frakes tells reporters. “The criminal investigation continues and that’s not a surprise to me. Those are significant issues and they’re going to want to make sure that they have covered every base possible.”
A riot at the Tecumseh prison last month left four inmates and two prison guards injured. Two inmates were injured in scuffles with guards. One was shot and wounded. Another suffered injuries after being shot with rubber bullets. Two inmates suffered injuries at the hands of other inmates.
Staff members at the prison discovered two inmates dead as they moved through Tecumseh to retake control of the prison.
Both 46-year-old Donald Peacock and 46-year-old Shon Collins were serving time for sexually assaulting children. Collins began serving his sentence in 2010. Peacock began serving his in March of last year.
The cause of both deaths has yet to be determined, but both appeared to have been killed by fellow inmates.
Frakes says a special assessment team with an expert from outside of the Corrections Department has been studying what went wrong that led to the disturbance at the Tecumseh prison; the critical assessment team.
Considerable property damage was done to the prison. Some cameras were destroyed as well as some sprinkler heads. Fire damaged Housing Unit 2AB, which housed 128 inmates.
Frakes says Tecumseh is returning, but only returning, to normal.
“The facility is operating in a state that I would still refer to as lockdown, although there are probably 200 inmates that are coming out to do work and some little bit of programming at this point,” according to Frakes. “Inmates have had an opportunity for visiting. There will be more opportunities for visiting with family and friends. There has been some access to outdoor recreation yards.”