Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Bradenton, Florida
March 19, 2014
Following a disturbance earlier in the day, youths took control of Bravo 2 module and caused significant damage to prison infrastructure. The youths “displayed defiant and unruly behavior” toward detention officers, refusing to comply with orders. Photos of the damage, obtained by the Miami Herald as part of their investigation into the Florida Juvenile Justice system, show “an overturned couch, toppled file cabinet, dangling light fixtures, missing ceiling tiles, debris everywhere and a bookshelf that appears to have been tossed.”
“It started as a shower spat. It became a bandana-wearing, chair-flinging riot.” Miami Herald, October 10, 2017.
FightClub: A Miami Herald investigation into Florida’s Juvenile Justice System, Miami Herald, 2017.