Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, Shirley, Massachusetts
August 20, 2018

At least 6 prisoners participated in an attack on prison guards. The attack began between one prisoner and two guards and other prisoners and guards joined the fight as it progressed. One prisoner was shown on surveillance camera footage hitting a guard with a chair. Five guards were sent to the hospital for treatment but no injuries were considered serious. The motivation for the attack is unknown.

In the aftermath of the attack, six prisoners were charged with assault. Those facing charges were: Kevin Semiglia, Buthchhay Chourb, Jacquan McKenzie, Tiberias Albert, Javante A. Antone, and Jamaul W. Vital. They faced anywhere from one to five counts of assault and battery on a correction officer. Chourb also faced two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

 

 

Citations:

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center inmates accused of injuring 6 officers in melee, DA says“, Mass Live, August 24, 2018.

6 inmates indicted in attack on corrections officers“, YouTube, August 24, 2018.

6 Mass. inmates indicted in attack on corrections officers“, Boston Globe, August 24, 2018.

6 inmates indicted in attack on prison guards at Souza Baranowski Correctional Center“, WCVB, August 24, 2018.

Background:

Uprising at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, Massachusetts“, Perilous.