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2020

08

Feb

Uprising Resulted in Multiple Escapes at Big Horn County Jail, Montana

February 8, 2020: Three prisoners escaped from Big Horn County Jail after the Sheriffs office says the jail was “taken over by the inmates.”

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2018

28

Jul

Uprising at Cascade County Detention Center, Montana

July 28, 2018: Five days after the Sheriff of Great Falls issued a memo warning of rising tensions and refusing to accept new inmates held on nonviolent crimes due to conditions of overcrowding, an uprising broke out in one of the jails housing pods. On Saturday morning, as many as 36 prisoners housed in Pod N took control of the unit and started destroying prison infrastructure. The prisoners held control of the unit for four hours, destroying as much prison property as possible.

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