September 4, 2019: Forty-three juveniles engaged in an uprising, throwing chairs and breaking windows.
July 9, 2019-ongoing: Five detainees started a hunger strike to protest their detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. All of those participating are from Cuba. As of July 16, all of the men had not eaten a meal and some were refusing water.
April 3, 2019: Prisoners at a private facility in Mississippi attacked a guard and set fire to part of their unit. The guard was airlifted to a hospital as a result.
November 5-13, 2018: Prisoners from Idaho housed in a private prison in Texas participate in two disturbances in just over a week.
August 21, 2018: Prisoners transferred from the Nevada Department of Corrections to the Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona went on hunger strike in coordination with the National Hunger Strike.
August 9, 2018: Four housing units at the private GEO Group prison refuse orders and go on strike in response to harassment and abuse. Prisoners cite admin cutting visitation and guards harassing prisoners family members, including strip searching elders.
March 1 – 5, 2018: Prisoners at a private prison run by the Management & Training Corp., launch a hunger strike in the lead-up to a trial in U.S. District court of a class-action lawsuit brought by the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of prisoners over inhumane conditions at the facility.
April 30, 2017: During a routine lockdown, at least nine prisoners at Otero County Jail refused to comply with orders. When guards came into their pod to subdue them they wrapped their fists with towels, got into “fighting stances”, and attempted to attack the guards.
July 1 – July 4, 2015: Prisoners at the Arizona State Prison in Kingman, a private prison run by the Management & Training Corporation (MTC), riot for three days following an attack on guards. Following the riots, the governor of Arizona announces that the state would be ending its contract with the Management and Training Corporation.