July 10, 2014: Following the seizure of a large amount of contraband by guards, dozens of prisoners chased guards out and took control of multiple housing units of the facility. During the ensuing chaos, prisoners targeted and brutally beat other prisoners, requiring at
July 8 - 9, 2014: Prisoners in the Ashley Unit assaulted an officer, took his keys and started unlocking cells. One prisoner, Ryan Wright, was beaten and stabbed by other prisoners during the incident. It is unclear whether there was any damage to prison infrastructure. Five
July 2, 2014: Dozens of prisoners were transferred from the Van Zandt County Jail after they learned to pick the locks of their cells and, protecting their identity with sheets, move freely through the cell block.
July, 2014 (exact dates uncertain): According to multiple sources who spoke under conditions of anonymity to FITS News, an uprising occurred at the Wateree River Correctional Institution in July, 2014 in which “several thousand dollars worth of damage was done when an open
June 23, 2014: Approximately 28 prisoners participated in an uprising at the Lincoln County Jail following a cell search that resulted in the confiscation of tattoo equipment. The prisoners broke a metal pole and used it to smash multiple windows in the jail.
June 16, 2014: Approximately 1,300 prisoners participated in a food strike at SCI Coal Township in Central Pennsylvania in protest of a variety of conditions at the prison, including a recent cut back in food portions.
June 9 - 12, 2014 (exact dates of hunger strike uncertain): At least 27 detainees "incite a disturbance" in one of the pods, protesting food quality issues. Days later, hundreds of detainees throw away their dinner, launching a hunger strike.
June 7, 2014: Three prisoners escaped in a helicopter piloted by an unknown person. The helicopter landed in the yard of the prison where three prisoners boarded it before it took off westward towards Montreal. The prisoners were at large for over two weeks before law
May 31, 2014: Following a fight between prisoners earlier in the week, a disturbance occurred at the prison involving 14 prisoners. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Liz Craig stated that no further details were available regarding the nature of the incident.
May 26, 2014: A fight involving at least 46 prisoners broke out at the prison and resulted in injuries to two staff members. Later that week, another disturbance involving at least 14 prisoners occurred at the same facility.