“Once it shorted, it allowed the pod area to release the door locks, like it's designed to, because if you have a fire or electrical something you don’t want people to perish by not being able to get out of those cells.”
Once released from their cells, the escapees attacked a guard.
“It was a four-on-one scrap between one of the corrections officers,” Young said. “Overpowered him, maced him with his mace, and basically got to the other panel to unlock other series of areas. And then they ran back in the pod, grabbed sheets and stuff, ran back and took off and got to the outside.”
Once outside, they threw the bedding over the razor-wire topped fence that surrounds the jail, padding it, and completed their escape.