Northeast Correctional Center, Bowling Green, Missouri
August 22, 2018

Prisoners refused orders to return to their cells and engaged in a non-violent sit-down protest in order to raise grievances regarding lack of recreation time. The protest occurred during a transition between different groups’ recreation time.

“There were some offenders who were coming out of their housing units for recreation time and there were offenders who were going back in after outdoor recreation time,” Karen Pojmann, Communications Director for the Missouri Department of Corrections, told the Bowling Green Times.

 

Citations:

Missouri’s prison director meets with Correctional Officers on staffing crisis“, Fox 2 Now, August 31, 2018.

MDC Official: Incident At NECC Quickly Resolved“, Bowling Green Times, August 28, 2018.

Background:

Crisis in Missouri prisons ‘downplayed’“, News Tribune, December 30th, 2018.