500 Jail Doors Open After Computer Glitch, No Inmates Try to Escape


Though it seems like a scene out of a movie, one Maryland jail had trouble with malfunctioning jail doors, causing them to unlock and open unexpectedly.

On Saturday evening, 500 jail doors opened due to a computer glitch. It also happened on Tuesday. On both occasions, no inmates attempted to escape.

It took them an hour to get the locks to reset on Saturday night. Extra police force was called to secure the premises while they fixed the malfunction.

On Sunday morning, all jail doors were working properly and visitors were allowed in.

The jail is located in Boyds, Maryland and runs on a computer-controlled security system. 

All jail doors open at once as a fire safety precaution.

They are now looking into what caused the glitches.

Sources: Daily Mail, CBS


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