December 28, 2015: Multiple prisoners attacked guards at about 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 28 after the guards responded to reports of a fight in pod B8. Additional prisoners refused orders to disperse, causing the guards to retreat. Following a brief negotiation, the prisoners
November 8, 2014: Approximately 40 prisoners refused to leave the prison yard and demanded to speak with the warden about issues related to the quality of food served by the prison's privatized food service, Aramark.
September 30, 2014: Two prisoners attacked guards as the guards attempted to intervene in a fight. Three guards were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
September 27, 2014: A group of thirteen juveniles overpowered a guard and took his keys and radio before breaking out of the dormitory and then out of the exterior fence. All but one were recaptured within hours.
September 22, 2014: An unknown number of prisoners participated in an uprising following an incident in which one prisoner expressed anger over being transferred. The uprising resulted in $10,000 of damage to the facility and involved prisoners setting fire to mattresses,
September 22, 2014: Seven correctional officers were attacked by at least five prisoners as they left a housing unit following a shakedown.
September 20, 2014: Four juveniles attacked staff members before smashing out a window and trying to escape. The teens attacked another staff member who tried to prevent them from escaping before they were finally subdued by corrections officers.
September 19, 2014: Five prisoners escaped from the Madera County Jail after one prisoner tunneled out of his cell and into a common area, broke out a window and escaped. It is uncertain whether the other four prisoners coordinated the escape with the tunneling prisoner, or
September 11, 2014: Three prisoners escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution using a 13 foot ladder that they had constructed out of old cabinets. The prisoners carried the ladder through an unoccupied section of the prison and used it to climb onto the roof
September 8, 2014: Three juvenile detainees barricaded themselves in a room and armed themselves with a pair of scissors and a leg broken off of a bunk bed. Police were called to the scene, but the youths eventually surrendered without use of force.