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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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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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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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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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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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Uprising at Lincoln Hall School for Boys, New York

December 11, 2010: An uprising involving around 30 teenage boys took place at Lincoln Hall, a privately run juvenile facility for boys contracted by the state of New York. The youth allegedly threw rocks, smashed windows, and injured several employees.

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