Attack on Guards at Youth Correctional Center, North Dakota

Attack on Guards at Youth Correctional Center, North Dakota

Youth Correctional Center, Mandan, North Dakota
January 28, 2018

Four teenage detainees attacked guards and destroyed property in an alleged attempt to escape the facility. The detainees were housed in Pine Cottage, one of the housing units of the facility. State troopers responding to the incident shot the teens with bean bag rounds.

In the aftermath of the event, four teens were charged, some with felonies. The charges included assault, escape, and “terrorizing.” In August, 2019, the first defendant was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for assault on a correctional officer, terrorizing and interfering with an emergency call, and two misdemeanors. The other three defendants received sentences between 3 and 5 years.



4 face charges in alleged riot at North Dakota youth prison“, The Virginian Pilot, May 8, 2019.

4 face charges in alleged riot at Youth Correctional Center near Mandan“, KX NET, Associated Press, May 8, 2019.

Fourth youth involved in YCC riot gets 5 years; judge calls conduct ‘shocking’“, The Bismarck Tribune, December 16, 2019.

Rapid City teen accused in alleged prison riot“, KEVN, May 8, 2019.

Rapid City teen facing adult charges in North Dakota“, KOTA TV, May 9, 2019.

Teen appears in court for riot at the Youth Correctional Center“, The Bismark Tribune, May 7, 2019.

“Teen sentenced to prison for Mandan center riot”, Grand Forks Herald, August 28th, 2019.

Article updated December 17, 2019