May 1, 2020: 25-28 youths escaped from Lakeside Academy after witnessing a fellow resident, 16-year-old Cornelius Frederick, be killed by staff after they restrained him by sitting on his chest for 9 minutes.
March 24, 2020: Nine prisoners housed at the Pierre Community Work Center in South Dakota walked out of the facility without permission after another prisoner there tested positive for COVID-19.
March 23 and March 25, 2020: Immigrant detainees at the LaSalle ICE Processing Center staged two protests last week in response to concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19 in their facility, according to government documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
March 23, 2020: After a quarantine related to the COVID-19 virus is lifted, 14 prisoners break open an emergency door and escape.
February 8, 2020: Three prisoners escaped from Big Horn County Jail after the Sheriffs office says the jail was "taken over by the inmates."
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.
November 30, 2019: Four prisoners escaped from the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Facility by running out the front door while guards were distracted.
September 29, 2019: Four prisoners overpowered guards and escaped from the Gallia County Jail around 12:15 a.m. in a car stolen from a guard.
September 3, 2019: Two prisoners escaped from a transport vehicle in Gallia County as they were being transported from an out-of-county facility back to the Gallia County Jail.
May 6, 2019: Two juvenile detainees tied bed sheets together and used them to climb out of a second story window after being let out of their cells to use the bathroom. The juveniles were missing for several hours before guards noticed their absence.