Uprising at Lincoln Hall School for Boys, New York

Uprising at Lincoln Hall School for Boys, New York

Lincoln Hall, Somers, New York
December 11, 2010

An uprising involving around 30 teenage boys took place at Lincoln Hall, a privately run juvenile facility for boys contracted by the state of New York. The youth allegedly threw rocks, smashed windows, and injured several employees. One staff member was reportedly hit by a milk crate and required thirteen stitches to the head. State police responded to the incident with several vehicles, a K-9 unit, and a helicopter. Officials regained control of the facility after approximately an hour. Five teenagers were charged with felony riot as a result of the uprising.

Two years later, after a number of escapes and similar uprisings, Lincoln Hall changes course and begins housing juvenile immigrant detainees under a contract with the federal government.


Riot at Lincoln Hall injures two workers as students go wild“, Mid-Hudson News, December 12, 2010.

Riot breaks out at NY school“, Private Officer Breaking News, December 12, 2010.

Lincoln Hall Changes Course And Raises Concerns“, Patch, July 5, 2012.

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