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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

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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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

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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