Archive for June 2017

2017

29

Jun

Uprising at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas–Part 2

June 29, 2017: When prisoners are released from lockdown following their rebellion earlier in the week, they immediately begin a protest of prison conditions. Around 120 prisoners occupy the prison yard and refuse orders to return to their cells. They break into an office and distribute “security and office equipment” amongst themselves.

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24

Jun

Uprising at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas–Part 1

June 24, 2017: 70 prisoners, finding the doors unexpectedly unlocked, leave their housing unit and refuse orders to return. Eventually, prisoners return to their cells, but place objects in the way of the doors, preventing them from securing. They make weapons from broom and mop handles. They set fires, attack surveillance cameras and break into an office.

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21

Jun

Uprising at Gulf Correctional Institution Annex, Florida

June 21, 2017: Prisoners take over several dorms for around half an hour, injuring seven guards in a “major disturbance.” According to the prison, the incident involves more than twenty prisoners and is a result of “tension among gangs.” One prisoner is reported injured.

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17

Jun

Uprising at Washington County Jail, Texas

June 17, 2017: At least 12 prisoners rush a guard at their cell door and take control of the area beyond. After guards retake the block, prisoners express various grievances related to their housing arrangements and classification status.

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14

Jun

Uprising at Trenton Correctional Institute, South Carolina

June 14, 2017: After a guard confiscates a prisoner’s cell phone, other prisoners rally around him and fight guards. Prisoners destroy parts of the dorm and set fires in the prison yard, causing “significant damage.”

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13

Jun

Attack on Guards and Escape From Transport Bus, Georgia

June 13, 2017: Two inmates escaped from a transport bus after overpowering a guard and using his gun to fatally shoot both prison guards on the bus.

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08

Jun

Uprising at Regina Provincial Correctional Center, Saskatchewan, Canada

June 8, 2017: At least 13 prisoners took part in an uprising, causing at estimated $100,000 in damage to the facility. Following the uprising, 4 prisoners were transferred to other facilities and one prisoner and one guard were treated for minor injuries.

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