August 19, 2019: A group of prisoners took part in a brief riot where they obtained equipment belonging to the facility, including a gas mask, and engaged in a standoff with Correctional Officers.
January 30, 2019: Three correctional officers were treated for injuries after being attacked by several inmates at Elmira Correctional Facility. The incident started after one inmate reportedly left a classroom without permission.
January 14 – (end date unknown): An unspecified number of prisoners went on hunger strike in response to cancelled visits that were the result of staffing shortages due to the government shutdown. The New York Times reported that the facility, which is run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, is also experiencing difficulty administering medication and other medical care during the shutdown.
November 3, 2017: In a series of incidents, guards transporting a group of prisoners were attacked while intervening in fights. Six officers were treated for injuries.
September 13, 2016: Two inmates carry out simultaneous attacks on two Correctional Officers in what the media described as a planned attack. The attack comes just days after Mayor de Blasio boasts an “astonishing turnaround” in the violence at Rikers Island.
September 6, 2016: A prisoner attacks a correctional officer, then others join in, creating an altercation that ends with nine correctional officers in the hospital with minor injuries.
September 30, 2014: Two prisoners attacked guards as the guards attempted to intervene in a fight. Three guards were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
September 3, 2014: Approximately a dozen prisoners swarmed staff in the kitchen area and began assaulting them at about 11:45 a.m. Some prisoners used kitchen implements as weapons. A similar incident occurred simultaneously on the floor above the first attack. It appeared the group attacks had been planned in advance, said an official with the state Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association.