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Uprising at El Paso County Jail over New COVID-19 Restrictions

April 2, 2020: After being informed of new restrictions due to COVID-19, an argument and disturbance between deputies and prisoners ensued around one of the new restrictions that forces prisoners to eat on their bunks, instead of in the usual common areas.  In response, deputies made an “all-hands” call for help, activating the Special Response Team.

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Uprising at El Paso County Jail, Colorado

November 21, 2016: Nine prisoners engaged in a five hour long standoff with guards after the Colorado jail switched it’s food provider to Trinity Food Services, which prisoners complained was giving inadequate portions.

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