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2018

11

Dec

Uprising at Robert N. Davoren Complex, Rikers Island, New York

December 11, 2018: A group of about 10 prisoners barricaded themselves into the cafeteria unit of the jail at 11:30 am and used mattresses to defend themselves against guards. In the video, guards are seen spraying pepper spray on the prisoners and violently tackling them.

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2017

23

Nov

Thanksgiving Attack on Correctional Captain, Rikers Island, New York

November 23, 2017: Prisoners carry out a premeditated, retaliatory attack on a corrections captain following the captain’s alleged use of excessive force.

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2016

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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