Archive for September 2017

2017

30

Sep

Attack on Guards at Oahu Correctional Center, Hawaii

September 30, 2017: A group of approximately 18 prisoners attacked three guards as they were being moved from their housing unit to the medical unit. The attack may have occurred in retaliation for a lockdown of the prison.

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26

Sep

Attack on Guards at Varner Unit, Arkansas

September 26, 2017: A group of prisoners attack guards and stab a lieutenant and beat a major. Prison guards react violently with abuses documented by contraband prisoner cell phones.

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25

Sep

Uprising at Baffin Correctional Centre, Nunavut, Canada

September 25, 2017: At least four prisoners participated in a two hour uprising that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the facility. According to the Department of Justice, prisoners destroyed “85 per cent of the building’s medium security bed space and 33 per cent of the maximum security bed space.” A prisoner who participated in the uprising later told media that he did so in order to draw attention to the deplorable conditions of the facility.

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25

Sep

Plot to Electrocute Guard at Lincoln Hills School, Wisconsin

September 25, 2017: A group of male juvenile detainees poured water on the floor and into a wall outlet and dipped the end of the chord from a fan into water before requesting that a guard plug the fan in. The attempted attack was allegedly in retaliation for the guard punishing the juveniles by making them stay in their cells for an hour. The guard was deterred from plugging in the fan by another juvenile who warned him of the plot.

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14

Sep

Uprising at Cummins Unit, Arkansas

September 14, 2017: Arkansas prisoners stage another short uprising, after incidents in July and August at Tucker Unit. The rebels refuse orders and destroy property. Three prisoners are injured, and one calls out to local media to report that conditions are “like a concentration camp” and that “you are going to continue to have riots… all units across the penitentiary because [conditions] are wrong.”

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05

Sep

Uprising at Norton Correctional Facility, Kansas

September 5, 2017: More than 400 prisoners participate in a “huge riot” destroying prison property, overturning an emergency medical response vehicle, and fighting guards with homemade weapons. Officials later estimate the damage to the prison at $80,000.

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04

Sep

Rebellion at Bartholomew County Jail, Indiana

September 4, 2017: Two prisoners kick out the mesh section of their cell doors and use them to attack guards while other prisoners flood the cell block causing a total of $8,000 in damage.

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