December 7, 2015: At least 70 prisoners take control of the top floor of the jail and leave it "destroyed." They take a guard hostage and make demands in a riot that lasts over 12 hours. Eventually, tactical units from several cities respond to the riot and regain control of
October 29, 2015: 240 prisoners are transferred after it comes to light that prisoners had been "basically running" the jail. Prisoners had been leaving the facility to work on private property and even crossing state lines. Authorities seize weapons, drugs, cell phones and
October 14, 2015: One correctional officer was choked and another received a sprained wrist after what was described by media outlets as a "large disturbance" at Troup County Jail.
Menard Correctional Center, Chester, Illinois September 23, 2015 A group of prisoners relaunched their initial hunger strike of January, 2014, claiming that the administration had not done anything to address their grievances. On the first day of the strike, about 25 people
September 9, 2015: After days of lockdown and other unusual restrictions on their movement, inmates rush an unlocked door of the dining hall en-masse and occupy it before also taking over the common area and refusing to lock down. They fight guards who attempt to subdue
August 30, 2015: Detainees refused to "lock in" and took control of their unit, building barricades and attacking guards. Eight correctional officers and six detainees were injured during the uprising.
August 18 - August 21, 2015 & November 18 - November 20, 2015: Prisoners at the Toronto South Detention Centre stage a series of hunger strikes to protest inhuman conditions at the new superjail that has been deemed a "$1-billion hellhole" by the media. Prisoners complain
August 18, 2015: A series of fights broke out at Morgan County C.F. including some attacks on prison guards. Two officers were seriously injured.
July 30, 2015: Approximately 80 prisoners wore masks over their faces and covered surveillance cameras while they destroyed their housing unit, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The uprising occurred in response to the jail tightening security and taking away some
July 30, 2015: Sixteen inmates barricaded their dorm on Thursday, blocking officers from entering. After taking control of the dorm the inmates disconnected the electricity causing a minor fire and caused a significant amount of property damage. No one was injured in the