Uprising at Washington County Jail, Texas

Uprising at Washington County Jail, Texas

Washington County Jail, Brenham, Texas
June 17, 2017

At least 12 prisoners rushed a guard at their cell door and took control of the area beyond. After guards regained control of the block, prisoners expressed various grievances related to their housing arrangements and classification status.

Following the uprising, 12 prisoners were indicted for participation in a riot.



12 indicted for riot at jail“, The Banner-Press, August 1, 2017.

12 local inmates indicted on jail riot charges“, KBTX.com, August 4, 2017.


Washington Co. Riot Participant Sentenced“, KWHI.com, January 6, 2018.

Former Washington County Jailer Convicted of Official Oppression“, WBTX, August 19, 2015.

Former Washington Co. jailer completes sentence for oppression conviction”, WBTX, November 23, 2018.

Inmate Alleges She Was Sexually Assaulted in Washington County Jail,” WBTX, July 28, 2014.


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