March 30, 2020 - ongoing: Immigrant detainees at the Bristol County House of Correction (BCHOC) organized a work stoppage to protest the lack of action on the part of the prison to protect them from the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak.
March 23, 2020: Immigrant detainees in the Bristol County House of Correction released two letters expressing concerns about COVID-19 and demanding the release of some detainees. One of the letters was signed by 51 detainees.
January 10, 2020: According to state prison officials, a group of prisoners attacked guards, injuring three. Additional guards responded to the attack, and the prison was put on lockdown.
February 15-20, 2019: Seventy-two ICE detainees in the 8-2 unit of the Suffolk County House of Corrections launched a hunger strike in response to a number of grievances related to jail conditions. The hunger strikers presented a list of demands to prison staff on February
August 20, 2018: At least 6 prisoners participated in an attack on prison guards. The attack began between one prisoner and two guards and other prisoners and guards joined the fight as it progressed.
July 17-26, 2018: Approximately 60 immigrant detainees went on hunger strike on July 17 in protest of conditions in the part of the jail operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). When prisoners in the general population unit of the same jail heard of the hunger
January 10, 2017: After a fight broke out during recreation, officers ordered prisoners to return to their cells without showers. This caused a standoff--prisoners refused to return into their cells and forced guards out of the unit. Prisoners took control of a cellblock and
June 25, 2018: A prisoner stabbed a prison guard, allegedly in retaliation for the guard confiscating his property the previous day. When other guards came to the aid of the stabbed guard, two other prisoners joined the fight.
July 7, 2011: At least 15 Vermont prisoners housed in the Massachusetts jail refuse to lock down in their cells and destroy prison infrastructure and throw furniture, blankets and other debris "over the railing" on to the tier below. The riot lasts approximately 3 hours