But officials say they weren't planning an escape.
Instead, the three men and three women were sneaking back and forth to have sex, drink homemade alcohol and play cards, according to the AP story.
They used a shower drain to pry at the metal ceiling tiles, which were in a spot out of view of cameras.
Sheriff Terry Pierce called the activities "embarrassing. ... If your facility has a flaw, if you house prisoners in it, they will show you. They will find it. We're going to have to find a way to have a better security system."
The nightly romps left the inmates, who range in age from 44 to 17, facing escape charges.