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2014

28

Dec

Attack on Guards at San Juan County Adult Detention Center, New Mexico

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 complied with orders to return to their cells.

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08

Nov

Protest at Marquette Branch Prison, Michigan

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.

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30

Sep

Attack on Guards at Five Points Correctional Facility, New York

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.

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27

Sep

Mass Escape from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee

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.

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22

Sep

Uprising at Okmulgee County Jail, Oklahoma

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, breaking windows, barricading doors and flooding the unit.

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22

Sep

Attack on Guards at South Mississippi Correctional Institution

September 22, 2014: Seven correctional officers were attacked by at least five prisoners as they left a housing unit following a shakedown.

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20

Sep

Attack on Guards and Escape at Montgomery County Center For Adolescent Services, Ohio

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.

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19

Sep

Escape at Madera County Jail, California

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 simply followed him out the window.

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11

Sep

Escape at Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution, Ohio

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 before jumping down and running through a field. All three were recaptured shortly after.

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08

Sep

Uprising at Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility, Oregon

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.

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