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2020

12

Apr

Uprising at Crossroads Juvenile Center in Brooklyn, New York

April 12, 2020: An uprising involving at least eight detainees occurred on the evening of Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Crossroads Juvenile Center in Brooklyn, New York. The incident was in response to a recent policy to transfer youth detainees due to COVID-19. According to one source, youth detained at the Center “managed to break out of their cells, access a supply room, turn mops into weapons, and beat several guards, one so badly they needed stitches.”

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21

Mar

Protest on Rikers Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

March, 2020: In response to a growing outbreak of COVID-19 on Rikers Island, prisoners have participated in multiple protests demanding proper medical care, access to protective equipment and cleaning supplies, and release of certain high risk prisoners and prisoners with short sentences for nonviolent offenses.

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2019

19

Aug

Uprising at Manhattan Detention Complex, New York

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.

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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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2015

17

Jun

Attack on Guards at Rikers Island, New York

June 17, 2015: Two men held in the Anna M. Kross Center, the mental health facility at Rikers Island, attacked 6 guards before being subdued with pepper spray.

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