May 11, 2020: A unit at Redgranite Correctional refused to comply with staff directives after the prison was placed on "modified movement" status, a form of lockdown. The modified status was instituted after a guard tested positive for Covid-19.
April 20, 2020: Juveniles held at the Bridge City Center for Youth engaged in a disturbance that included 4 dormitory units. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded with a SWAT team to a call at approximately 8:30 p.m. to reports of prisoners fighting with each other
April 17, 2020: According to the Indiana Department of Corrections, a "disturbance" took place at 10:40 a.m. on April 17 at the Pendleton Correctional Facility involving four prisoners.
April 9, 2020: Detainees at Stewart Detention Center participated in an uprising on the yard and guards responded with chemical weapons.
April 3, 2020: Nine prisoners under quarantine at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center threw commissary containers at the windows of their cells in an apparent effort to break the glass. Guards responded in riot gear and used pepper spray on the prisoners.
April 1, 2020: An unspecified "disturbance" occurred on the evening of Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) in Portland.
March 24, 2020: A group of immigrant detainees at the Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center were pepper sprayed Tuesday after becoming “physically combative” in the recreation area, according to ICE officials who spoke with BuzzFeed News. Details of the incident are unclear at
March 23, 2020: Police responded with pepper spray after an unknown number of youth detained at Spring Creek Youth Services Center began throwing tables and chairs and destroying property.
December 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020: A series of riots and fights between prisoners in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has resulted in the deaths of five prisoners and two escapes.
December 5, 2019: Two prisoners at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility barricaded themselves in their cell and refused orders from guards, according to WCAX. The prison's "special response team" was called in to end the standoff.