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2019

30

Jan

Attack on Guards at Elmira Correctional Facility, New York

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.

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14

Jan

Hunger Strike at Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York

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.

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2017

03

Nov

Attack on Guards at Five Points Correctional Facility, New York

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.

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2016

13

Sep

Attack on Guards at George R. Vierno Center, New York

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.

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06

Sep

Attack on Guards at Nassau County Correctional Center, New York

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.

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19

Jun

Cavs Fan Rebellion at Rikers Island

June 19, 2016: After the COs broke a promise to allow the inmates to watch the Cavs game 7 of the NBA finals, inmates built barricades and held the rec room for two hours.

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2014

30

Sep

Attack on Guards at Five Points Correctional Facility, New York

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.

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03

Sep

Attack on Staff at Central New York Psychiatric Center

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.

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11

Mar

Mass Escape Attempt at George Motchan Detention Center, New York

March 11, 2014: Four prisoners broke the toilets out of their solitary confinement cells and used them to smash holes in the walls of five cells. The prisoners climbed through the holes and then confronted a guard with bricks from the walls. The guard retreated and the prisoners entered the dayroom and refused to leave.

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2011

17

Jun

Youth Uprising at Finger Lakes Residential Center, New York

July 17, 2011: Staff “lose control” of the youth detention facility in what staff later call a “full-blown riot” that leads to multiple injuries. The state Office of Children and Family Services, the state agency that oversees the FLRC, admits that a “disturbance” took place only after receiving media inquiries and later a Freedom of Information Act request seeking more information is denied.

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