Deputies at the Marion County Jail foiled two escape attempts Wednesday, officials said.
The jail was placed on lockdown after it was discovered that inmates had damaged cement mortar and a window in two cells, Sheriff John Layton said in a news release.
Deputies were sweeping the jail Wednesday for possibly contraband used in the escape attempts.
"Although I'm very proud of this latest intervention, we should not be surprised that the escape attempt was spoiled," Layton said. "Your Marion County Sheriff's deputies continue to be ever-vigilant in all areas of public safety responsibility given to the office of sheriff by our citizens."
In October, four inmates at the Marion County Jail used a hacksaw to try to get out a second-floor window that had been found damaged by a broomstick three weeks ago, officials said.
Two people were later arrested and accused of smuggling the hacksaw blades into the jail.
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