Jail Hostages

Three inmates, hostage hospitalized after Florida jail standoff ends

Three inmates and a nurse who was taken hostage have been hospitalized in the aftermath of an overnight standoff at a Florida jail A SWAT team stormed the Bay County Jail today -- ending an eleven-hour hostage situation. It's not known whether the injured inmates or hostage suffered gunshot wounds. But a sheriff's spokesman says the leg wound suffered by the hostage does not appear to be life-threatening. Authorities say an undetermined number of other employees were also freed. The jail is operated by Corrections Corporation of America, a private company.