Archive for August 2014

2014

31

Aug

Attack on Guard and Escape at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, Colorado

August 31, 2014: A juvenile detainee manipulated the faulty lock on his cell and escaped into the hallway where he beat a 65 year old prison guard with a pillow case full of rocks until he was unconscious. The juvenile then took the guards keys and released three other juveniles. The group then escaped the facility.

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22

Aug

Protest and Uprising at Florence Correctional Center, Arizona

August 22, 2014: A group of prisoners from Vermont and housed at the private, CCA-run facility, staged a coordinated protest, refusing to return to their cells. Prison guards responded to the protest by deploying a “chemical agent.”

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17

Aug

Uprising at Cibola County Correctional Center, New Mexico

August 20, 2014: After a pattern of reported medical neglect and not providing an on-staff medical doctor, a disturbance occurred in a housing unit which then led to assaults on two correctional officers – a lieutenant and a sergeant. For approximately 45 minutes, prisoners attempted to destroy everything in the housing unit, causing $75,000 worth of damage.

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12

Aug

Protest at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center

August 12, 2014: Approximately 393 immigrant detainees refused to leave the recreation yard until the warden heard their demands. According to an incident report released by the prison, “The list of concerns were related to food, commissary prices, laundry/frequency of clothing exchange, recreation hours/equipment, library schedule, medical care and respect from staff (a specific correctional supervisor was named).”

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03

Aug

Uprising at Polk Correctional Institution, North Carolina

August 3, 2014: An unknown number of prisoners participated in an uprising in which they destroyed prison infrastructure and barricaded doors to prevent guards from entering their unit.

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