July 10, 2014: Following the seizure of a large amount of contraband by guards, dozens of prisoners chased guards out and took control of multiple housing units of the facility. During the ensuing chaos, prisoners targeted and brutally beat other prisoners, requiring at
July 8 - 9, 2014: Prisoners in the Ashley Unit assaulted an officer, took his keys and started unlocking cells. One prisoner, Ryan Wright, was beaten and stabbed by other prisoners during the incident. It is unclear whether there was any damage to prison infrastructure. Five
July 2, 2014: Dozens of prisoners were transferred from the Van Zandt County Jail after they learned to pick the locks of their cells and, protecting their identity with sheets, move freely through the cell block.
July, 2014 (exact dates uncertain): According to multiple sources who spoke under conditions of anonymity to FITS News, an uprising occurred at the Wateree River Correctional Institution in July, 2014 in which “several thousand dollars worth of damage was done when an open