March, 2020 (exact date unknown): Prisoners at an unknown facility in Texas started a fire in their unit sometime during the last week of March, 2020 to protest lack of access to electricity and showers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 27, 2020: Multiple prisoners started fires in their cells at Miami Correctional Facility on January 27, 2020, according to prison officials. The prisoners allegedly used paper and toilet paper with the electrical outlet to light the fires.
April 3, 2019: Prisoners at a private facility in Mississippi attacked a guard and set fire to part of their unit. The guard was airlifted to a hospital as a result.
March 11, 2019: At least 42 prisoners refused to return to their cells at the end of recreation time and instead caused "significant damage" to prison infrastructure. The uprising occurred in two pods of the housing unit. Prisoners broke sprinklers, leading to flooding in
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.
November 5-13, 2018: Prisoners from Idaho housed in a private prison in Texas participate in two disturbances in just over a week.
October 2, 2018: Prisoners led a brief uprising in protest of a new policy that integrated yard time for prisoners in segregation and those in general population. Prisoners set fire to a mattress and started another fire in a bathroom. The uprising was quickly subdued by
July 9, 2018: Prisoners at the Kershaw Correctional Institution in South Carolina light a pile of garbage on fire in the center of their unit in protest of cold food, extended periods of lock-down, and having little to no access to showers. Prisoners start the fire from
July 1, 2018: After an altercation in the prison yard between a prisoner and guards, 75-100 prisoners smash an estimated 40 windows, setting fires in multiple classrooms and taking over radio communication devices. The uprising lasts four and a half hours. One year prior,
March 1-2, 2018: After guards beat an intoxicated prisoner, at least 600 prisoners participate in an uprising in which they attack guards, set fires, throw rocks, attack prison infrastructure and break into the healthcare unit. One prisoner, Adam Coppa, is shot and killed