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.
October 4, 2017: Prisoners take control of a unit of the prison and set fires, chase officers with knives, and climb on the roof. They are able to hold their unit for three hours until their captors regain control.
September 5, 2017: More than 400 prisoners participate in a "huge riot" destroying prison property, overturning an emergency medical response vehicle, and fighting guards with homemade weapons. Officials later estimate the damage to the prison at $80,000.
August 19, 2017: Prisoners damage the sprinkler system in their cell and when guards respond by shutting off the water, the prisoners attack, forcing their cell door open and setting fires in the hallway beyond. Less than a month previous, four prisoners had escaped from the
June 24, 2017: 70 prisoners, finding the doors unexpectedly unlocked, leave their housing unit and refuse orders to return. Eventually, prisoners return to their cells, but place objects in the way of the doors, preventing them from securing. They make weapons from broom and
June 14, 2017: After a guard confiscates a prisoner's cell phone, other prisoners rally around him and fight guards. Prisoners destroy parts of the dorm and set fires in the prison yard, causing "significant damage."
April 15, 2017: On April 15th, inmates in the super-max wing of Cook County Jail light a wick using a microwave and set fire to a pile of uniforms meant to designate them as inmates who engage in sexual misconduct. Smoke from the fire causes the unit to be evacuated and four
March 2, 2017: Almost exactly two years after a major uprising at Tecumseh, approximately 40 prisoners refused orders to return to their cells. Prison staff left the day room of the housing unit and locked the doors, preventing the prisoners from moving to other units.
February 2, 2017: Protests spread to a second facility in New Hampshire as fires are set in protest of restrictive visitation policies in all three New Hampshire prisons. The new policy includes no kissing, no hugs lasting more than 3 seconds, no vending machines or board
December 14, 2016: At least 185 prisoners refuse to attend their normally-scheduled activities and instead mask up, destroy surveillance cameras, erect barricades, set fires, destroy significant portions of the prison and smash a hole in the floor so they can move to