September 5, 2014: Police from two agencies responded when multiple youths at Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility refused orders from staff and damaged a door and multiple windows.
September 5, 2014: An unknown number of prisoners participated in a disturbance that began when a prisoner attacked a guard as he was searching for contraband cell phones.
September 3, 2014: Just two days after 32 juveniles escaped from the facility, more two dozen juveniles broke out of their rooms and into the yard. They covered their faces, attempted to break into buildings and wielded sticks and fire extinguishers.
September 3, 2014: Approximately a dozen prisoners swarmed staff in the kitchen area and began assaulting them at about 11:45 a.m. Some prisoners used kitchen implements as weapons. A similar incident occurred simultaneously on the floor above the first attack. It appeared
September 1, 2014: Thirty-two juvenile detainees, nearly half the population of the facility, escaped the state-run juvenile detention center by slipping under the fence. The facility is operated by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.
August 31, 2014: A juvenile detainee manipulated the faulty lock on his cell and escaped into the hallway where he beat a 65 year old prison guard with a pillow case full of rocks until he was unconscious. The juvenile then took the guards keys and released three other
August 22, 2014: A group of prisoners from Vermont and housed at the private, CCA-run facility, staged a coordinated protest, refusing to return to their cells. Prison guards responded to the protest by deploying a "chemical agent."
August 20, 2014: After a pattern of reported medical neglect and not providing an on-staff medical doctor, a disturbance occurred in a housing unit which then led to assaults on two correctional officers - a lieutenant and a sergeant. For approximately 45 minutes, prisoners
August 12, 2014: Approximately 393 immigrant detainees refused to leave the recreation yard until the warden heard their demands. According to an incident report released by the prison, "The list of concerns were related to food, commissary prices, laundry/frequency of
August 3, 2014: An unknown number of prisoners participated in an uprising in which they destroyed prison infrastructure and barricaded doors to prevent guards from entering their unit.