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Uprising at Pasquotank Correctional Institution, North Carolina

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.

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Attack on Guards and Escape From Transport Bus, Georgia

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.

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Uprising at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Delaware

February 1, 2017: Prisoners mask up and rush two officers following recreation time. They take a cell block for 18 hours, holding staff hostage, issuing demands to the media and explaining their actions as a response to conditions, the failure of non-violent protest, and the election of President Donald Trump. One hostage guard is killed during the uprising, and sixteen prisoners are charged with murder. They and two others are also charged with kidnapping, conspiracy and rioting.

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Escape Attempt at State Penitentiary, South Dakota

April 11, 2011: Two prisoners attacked a guard in the prison’s factory area, killing him and using his uniform to attempt to escape the prison. They were caught and charged with murder. They pled not guilty and lost at trial, were sentenced to death and executed in October 2012 and 2018.

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