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Mass Escape at Logan Hall, New Jersey

October 29, 2012: When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, power failed at Logan Hall, a halfway house operated by the private corporation Community Education Centers, causing the locking mechanisms on the cells to fail. Dozens of male inmates left their cells and destroyed prison property. 15 prisoners escaped in one of the largest mass escapes in recent New Jersey history.

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Uprising at Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina

September 13, 2012: A correctional guard was overpowered during an uprising in the Sumter Unit, which houses 120 prisoners. During the disturbance, prisoners took the correctional guard’s keys, pepper spray, and vest before he was held in a closet for 5 hours.

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Attack on Guards at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, Massachusetts

June 25, 2018: A prisoner stabbed a prison guard, allegedly in retaliation for the guard confiscating his property the previous day. When other guards came to the aid of the stabbed guard, two other prisoners joined the fight.

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Uprising at Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina

June 5, 2012: Prisoners in a special management unit overpowered a guard while the guard and a nurse were handing out nighttime medication. The nurse escaped, and the guard sustained physical injuries. Prisoners dressed the guard in inmate clothing and made phone calls to Lee County dispatchers.

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Uprising at Adams County Correctional Facility, Mississippi

May 21, 2012: As a result of severe medical neglect resulting in fatalities, excessive use of segregation, spoiled food, lack of interpreters, and mistreatment from staff, hundreds of prisoners take control of a unit at a private prison owned by Corrections Corporation of America (now Core Civic) and attempt to negotiate a meeting with the warden to voice their concerns.

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Uprising at Merrimack County House of Corrections, New Hampshire

April 10, 2012: Approximately 15 prisoners in the Delta Unit refused to lock down and took control of their tier. They built a barricade, wore masks over their faces and destroyed televisions and sprinkler heads. They held control of the unit for almost 3 hours before locking down in their cells.

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Uprising at Lieber Correctional Institute, South Carolina

January 18, 2012: Prisoners assaulted two officers, took their keys and destroyed the Ashley dorm in an uprising that lasted five hours. Approximately 220 prisoners participated in the uprising. Lieber Correctional Institution Major Thierry Nettles told WCSC, “there wasn’t a window in any of the offices and we got five on each side that were still intact. They broke out all the windows. Pulled down the lights out of the ceilings, broke sprinkler heads.”

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