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
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
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
January 20, 2019: A small uprising occurred after one juvenile inmate threw urine at a correctional officer.
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
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
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
April 9, 2018: Two teachers were injured after an altercation at Gateway to Independence, formerly known as Woodland Hills Youth Detention Center. The altercation led to one juvenile escaping the facility.
January 28, 2018: Four teenage detainees attacked guards and destroyed property in an alleged attempt to escape the facility.
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.