September 25, 2017: A group of male juvenile detainees poured water on the floor and into a wall outlet and dipped the end of the chord from a fan into water before requesting that a guard plug the fan in. The attempted attack was allegedly in retaliation for the guard
September 14, 2017: Arkansas prisoners stage another short uprising, after incidents in July and August at Tucker Unit. The rebels refuse orders and destroy property. Three prisoners are injured, and one calls out to local media to report that conditions are "like a
September 5, 2017: More than 400 prisoners participate in a "huge riot" destroying prison property, overturning an emergency medical response vehicle, and fighting guards with homemade weapons. Officials later estimate the damage to the prison at $80,000.
September 4, 2017: Two prisoners kick out the mesh section of their cell doors and use them to attack guards while other prisoners flood the cell block causing a total of $8,000 in damage.
August 19, 2017: Nearly 100 prisoners at a women's facility refuse meals for one day in solidarity with Millions for Prisoners and those experiencing repression following the national prison strike of September, 2016. Prisoners share commissary food items and make sure each
August 19, 2017: Prisoners damage the sprinkler system in their cell and when guards respond by shutting off the water, the prisoners attack, forcing their cell door open and setting fires in the hallway beyond. Less than a month previous, four prisoners had escaped from the
August 17, 2017: After an unexplained and unexpected change in prison policy regarding which prisoners are assigned to which housing units, a group of approximately 15 prisoners refused to return to their cells and took control of a section of the prison in protest. The
August 8, 2017: For at least the fourth time in a year, detainees at the NWDC go on hunger strike. This time 20 detainees refuse meals after being placed in the hole for protesting an assault by guards on an 18-year-old detainee.
August 7, 2017: Just weeks after the July 22 attack on guards at the same facility, six prisoners attack and overcome three guards. They take keys and a Taser which they use to take over part of the facility for hours. The three guards were held by the prisoners in the parts
August 3, 2017: Youth prisoners scale a building, and attack guards with metal, shingles and rocks they tear from the roof. According to news reports, "one inmate was seen doing back flips and another threatened a guard, saying the whole ordeal could have been prevented if