Archive for January 2017

2017

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Jan

Uprising at Kinney County Detention Center, Texas

January 26, 2017: About 65 prisoners take partial control of the prison by refusing to leave the recreation area and returning to their cells, in protest of the removal of a fellow prisoner. Guards respond with tear gas and forcible removals.

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Jan

Protest at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Delaware

January 15, 2017: Inmates housed on the A and B tiers of the C-Building refused to return to their cells after recreation until they spoke with a supervisor regarding the conditions in C-Building. The disagreement was related to recreation time and to the transfer of inmates to Security Housing Units (SHUs).

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Uprising at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, Massachusetts

January 10, 2017: After a fight broke out during recreation, officers ordered prisoners to return to their cells without showers. This caused a standoff–prisoners refused to return into their cells and forced guards out of the unit. Prisoners took control of a cellblock and destroyed the unit, using fire extinguishers to destroy computers and surveillance cameras and smashing windows, ceiling tiles and sprinkler systems. The unit was a total loss, according to authorities. There were no reported injuries.

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