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.
December 11, 2018: Two correctional officers were attacked by prisoners while reportedly conducting a "cell search" at approximately 3:00 am Tuesday morning at the private prison run by CoreCivic.
April 30, 2018 - (end date unknown): According to the media outlet Liberation, "approximately two-thirds of the prisoners in the pre-trial detention facility participated in the first day of the hunger strike, leading the administration to extend a break time that day and to
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.
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
March 27, 2013: A large group of prisoners staged a protest in the prison yard around 10 a.m. The protest lasted throughout the day, with prisoners eventually returning to their cells late that night.