April 14, 2019: Two pretrial detainees kicked open a "termite-eaten" door while guards slept and escaped the prison. One of the prisoners, Barret “BJ” Paman, turned himself in to law enforcement later that day, stating that he escaped because the conditions at the prison
March 25, 2019: Five inmates identified a camera blind spot and escaped through a hole in the fence on Monday night.
August 31, 2018: Two women escaped from Gallia County Jail after breaching the security system.
August 17, 2018: Two inmates escaped from Troup County Jail after climbing down a drainpipe.
April 9, 2018: Two teachers were injured after an altercation at Gateway to Independence, formerly known as Woodland Hills Youth Detention Center. The altercation led to one juvenile escaping the facility.
January 28, 2018: Four teenage detainees attacked guards and destroyed property in an alleged attempt to escape the facility.
December 28, 2017: Four prisoners escaped the detention center in the 10th escape from the facility since July, 2017 . Catlettsburg Police Chief Cameron Logan told WSAZ the prisoners changed their clothes before escaping and "followed the air conditioning duct to the roof
October 12, 2017: Prisoners set fire to the "specialty sewing plant" of the prison and attempt to escape. Four prison employees are killed and several others injured.
July 30, 2017: Four prisoners escaped the detention center by exploiting a flaw in the building's design. The last of the four prisoners was captured a month later.
June 13, 2017: Two inmates escaped from a transport bus after overpowering a guard and using his gun to fatally shoot both prison guards on the bus.