Archive for April 2011

2011

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Apr

Escape Attempt at State Penitentiary, South Dakota

April 11, 2011: Two prisoners attacked a guard in the prison’s factory area, killing him and using his uniform to attempt to escape the prison. They were caught and charged with murder. They pled not guilty and lost at trial, were sentenced to death and executed in October 2012 and 2018.

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Dorm Takeover at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

April 5, 2011: After a guard reportedly found a contraband cell phone, prisoners take control over the A-dorm. The standoff lasts about 4 hours until the correctional emergency response team enters the dorm and quells the uprising. Five prisoners were injured and sent to the hospital.

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