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2019

06

May

Escape at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, Colorado

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.

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01

May

Disturbance at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, Colorado

May 1, 2019: At least 8 detainees in the Cedar Lodge housing unit of the state-run treatment facility for juvenile offenders fought guards during a disturbance. The causes and details of the disturbance remain unclear, but 4 juveniles and 10 staff members were injured with 4 staff members being transported to the hospital for treatment.

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04

Mar

Uprising at The Hills Youth and Family Services, Minnesota

March 4, 2019: A disturbance began when a detainee at the privately-owned and operated residential youth treatment center hit a staff member in the face. The event escalated until a large group of detainees had barricaded themselves in a room while other small groups were roaming the building.

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20

Jan

Uprising at Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, Iowa

January 20, 2019: Four juvenile detainees participated in an uprising in the day room of the juvenile detention center. The juveniles destroyed property and sprayed fire extinguishers, setting off alarms. All four were charged with 2nd-Degree Criminal Mischief and Participating in a Riot.

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20

Jan

Uprising at Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility, Ohio

January 20, 2019: A small uprising occurred after one juvenile inmate threw urine at a correctional officer.

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2018

06

Dec

Uprising at Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, Iowa

December 6, 2018: Three juvenile detainees participated in an uprising in the day room of the detention center. Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber spoke with The Hawk Eye, saying, “I’ve never seen it to this extent,” Weber said, describing the state of the day room where what he referred to as a “melee” occurred. One officer was treated for minor injuries.

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21

Sep

Disturbance at Palm Beach Youth Academy, Florida

September 21, 2018: At least six juvenile detainees reportedly grabbed staff who were trying to take another boy back to his cell. During the melee, the boys flipped tables and threw chairs, threatened staff and destroyed property. Specific details remain unclear. Following the event, at least six detainees are charged with battery.

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15

Jul

Uprising at Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Florida

July 15, 2018: At least nine incarcerated teenagers participate in an uprising after taking keys to the common area from an officer. The prisoners fought guards with metal food trays and destroyed prison infrastructure. The prisoners held control of the prison for about a half an hour.

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28

Jan

Attack on Guards at Youth Correctional Center, North Dakota

January 28, 2018: Four teenage detainees attacked guards and destroyed property in an alleged attempt to escape the facility.

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08

Jan

Uprising at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center, Ohio

January 8, 2018: At least 12 juvenile detainees between the ages of 14 and 16 took control of a pod and held it for more than three hours, destroying infrastructure, threatening guards and pouring soap on the floor. Initial estimates put the damage at $200,000 or more. Damages included damaged cell doors, clogged plumbing, broken ceiling tiles, light fixtures, windows, sprinklers, showers, toilets, and a broken television.

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