January 30, 2019: Three correctional officers were treated for injuries after being attacked by several inmates at Elmira Correctional Facility. The incident started after one inmate reportedly left a classroom without permission.
January 25, 2019 - (end date unknown): According to the group Millions for Prisoners New Mexico, prisoners housed at Western Women's Correctional Facility went on hunger strike to protest various issues with the prison's outsourced meal provider Trinity Food Services.
January 20, 2019: Four juvenile detainees participated in an uprising in the day room of the juvenile detention center. The juveniles destroyed property and sprayed fire extinguishers, setting off alarms. All four were charged with 2nd-Degree Criminal Mischief and
January 20, 2019: A small uprising occurred after one juvenile inmate threw urine at a correctional officer.
January 14 - (end date unknown): An unspecified number of prisoners went on hunger strike in response to cancelled visits that were the result of staffing shortages due to the government shutdown. The New York Times reported that the facility, which is run by the Federal
January 14-18, 2019: Approximately 16 prisoners launched a hunger strike in protest of lack of medical care, lack of out-of-cell time allotted by prison policy and other policy violations.
January 9 - 28, 2019: According to the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), at least 250 prisoners went on hunger strike at the facility's 3C Unit, although the strike may extend to other units as well.
January 6, 2019: A prisoner allegedly distracted staff while another prisoner retrieved a homemade weapon and stabbed an officer in the face several times.
January 3 - February 13, 2019 (exact end date uncertain): Three to six prisoners went on hunger strike demanding improved conditions in the Restrictive Housing Unit (RHU) at Green Bay Correctional complaining of harassment, excessive cell searches, and inadequate food.
January 2 - 12, 2019 (end date approximate): Prisoner Joseph Steward and several other prisoners launch a hunger strike to demand access to phone calls while in isolation. According to Steward, state law grants him phone access while in isolation.