May 1, 2020: 25-28 youths escaped from Lakeside Academy after witnessing a fellow resident, 16-year-old Cornelius Frederick, be killed by staff after they restrained him by sitting on his chest for 9 minutes.
April 20, 2020: Juveniles held at the Bridge City Center for Youth engaged in a disturbance that included 4 dormitory units. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded with a SWAT team to a call at approximately 8:30 p.m. to reports of prisoners fighting with each other
April 12, 2020: An uprising involving at least eight detainees occurred on the evening of Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Crossroads Juvenile Center in Brooklyn, New York. The incident was in response to a recent policy to transfer youth detainees due to COVID-19. According
April 1, 2020: An unspecified "disturbance" occurred on the evening of Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) in Portland.
March 23, 2020: Police responded with pepper spray after an unknown number of youth detained at Spring Creek Youth Services Center began throwing tables and chairs and destroying property.
November 30, 2019: Four prisoners escaped from the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Facility by running out the front door while guards were distracted.
September 22, 2019: An unknown number of youth detainees at the Wilder John S Youth Development Center in Somerville, Tennessee participated in an uprising that spread between multiple pods of the facility. Detainees damaged ceilings, doors and mirrors and attempted to break
September 4, 2019: Forty-three juveniles engaged in an uprising, throwing chairs and breaking windows.
August 15, 2019: SWAT teams responded to a "disturbance" at the Juvenile Justice Center in New Orleans. Officials differed on the details of the incident.
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.